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Response from Infectious Diseases Society of America President Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA to the Suspension of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

“Today’s announcement by FDA and CDC to temporarily pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an indication that our safety monitoring system is working." Read More.

President Biden’s Proposed Budget Plan Lays a Foundation for Strengthened and Expanded Health, Security and Equity

President Biden’s first proposed budget plan released today sends an encouraging message of intent to strengthen our nation’s health infrastructure, renew our standing as global leaders against infectious diseases and make our powerful resources equitably accessible to all Americans.

HELP Act Will Bolster HIV Workforce and Bring Nation Much Closer To Ending HIV Epidemic

The HIV Medicine Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America applaud the introduction of legislation on Friday by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-AL) to address the critical shortage of clinicians and dentists caring for people with HIV

IDSA Launches Print Opt-Out for The Journal of Infectious Diseases

In response to member feedback, IDSA has launched a print opt-out option for all members that receive biweekly issues of The Journal of Infectious Diseases in hard copy. Members that prefer not to receive JID in print may now receive their regular issues in electronic-only format.

World TB Day 2021: As We Make Progress Against COVID-19, We Must Not Lose More Ground Against Tuberculosis

While COVID-19 has taken the place of tuberculosis as the world’s leading infectious disease killer, on this World TB Day the ancient disease remains our oldest and most neglected epidemic despite being preventable and curable.

Cross-Sector Coalition Calls for Significantly Increased Investments to Combat AMR

A coalition of organizations representing clinicians, scientists, patients, public health professionals and animal agriculture experts as well as members of the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries are asking congressional leaders to significantly increase U.S. investments

Antibiotic Resistance Costs Report Underscores Need for Investments in Drug Stewardship, Workforce and Development

Six pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics lead to national health care costs exceeding $4.6 billion each year, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Utah.

IDSA Launches Call for Applications for Next Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of editor-in-chief of The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The current editor-in-chief, Martin S. Hirsch, MD, FIDSA, is stepping down at the end of 2022 after a distinguished term of service. 

Pandemic Control Continues to Require Strong Support and Adherence to Public Health Measures

Declining rates of coronavirus infections, illnesses and deaths across the country reflect the success of public health measures we’ve taken and the benefits of increasing access to effective vaccines against the virus. Reports indicating that these reductions have stalled should remind us that our progress is fragile.

House Passage of American Rescue Plan Offers Crucial Resources at a Critical Moment

The Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan passed by the House Saturday reflects priorities important to the Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association, and is responsive to recommendations and concerns voiced by us

Response from IDSA President Barbara Alexander MD, MHS, FIDSA, to FDA EUA of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: We Must Seize the Opportunity for Swift and Equitable Access that this Advance Offers

The emergency use authorization of a third vaccine against COVID-19 in the United States today, just over a year since the virus was identified, demonstrates extraordinary scientific commitment and progress.

Response from IDSA President Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, to CDC mask recommendation

New CDC findings further confirm that wearing a well-fitting mask can significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. CDC offers tips for improving mask fit; for some individuals, double-masking may be helpful to improve fit, but it is not necessary for all.

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