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May 24, 2022

May 22, 2022

  • Stronger public health systems and uniform messaging are critical to fight Covid-19 (Vox)

May 20, 2022

  • More Minnesota counties have high COVID-19 levels but milder cases (Red Lake Nation News | Redby, MN)
  • COVID levels leap in Twin Cities wastewater; hospitalizations edge higher (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Lessons from an immigrant-focused community COVID-19 vaccination organization (Health Affairs)

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

  • Covid cases are on the rise, but funding to cover treatment lags behind (The Daily Yonder)

May 13, 2022

  • New White House Covid projection puzzles experts and catches some Biden officials off guard (CNN)
  • Michael Osterholm: Covid-19 keeps firing 210-mph curveballs at us (CNN)
  • Fully vaccinated staff can halt the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota’s long-term care facilities (MinnPost | Minneapolis, MN)

May 12, 2022

May 9, 2022

May 7, 2022

  • Can we stop the next pandemic by seeking out deadly viruses in the wild? (Vox)
  • Maine reports nine new COVID-19 deaths, 961 more cases (Portland Press Herald | Portland, ME)

May 6, 2022

  • 21 Minnesota counties listed by CDC as moderate, high COVID-19 risks (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)

May 5, 2022

  • 5 things science is getting wrong, according to scientists (Forbes)

May 4, 2022

  • Walz, Malcolm receive second COVID-19 boosters (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • U.S. close to surpassing 1M COVID deaths since pandemic began (Newsweek)
  • The state of childbirth under a pandemic and uncertainty over reproductive health care (Minnesota Public Radio)

May 3, 2022

  • COVID still throws 210 mph curveballs at Americans, says doctor (KCRW-Radio | Santa Monica, CA)
  • Life in the future, living with COVID (Radio New Zealand)

May 2, 2022

May 1, 2022

  • Virus mutations aren’t slowing down. New omicron subvariant proves it. (The Washington Post)

April 28, 2022

  • CDC reports first human H5 bird flu infection in U.S. (STAT)

April 27, 2022

  • CIDRAP awarded $1 million in grants to create a Coronavirus Vaccines R&D Roadmap (Red Lake Nation News | Redby, MN)

April 26, 2022

  • Online versus in-person master’s in public health programs: Here are the similarities and differences (Fortune)
  • CIDRAP awarded $1 million in grants to create a Coronavirus Vaccines R&D Roadmap (UMN News)

April 25, 2022

April 24, 2022

  • Osterholm calls decision striking down mask mandate on mass transit ‘a real challenge’ (ABC News)
  • American public ‘done’ with pandemic, even if it’s not done with us: Osterholm (ABC News)

April 22, 2022

April 21, 2022

  • Midwest dispatch: Why Minnesota nurses are leaving (The Progressive)
  • Karen Klein: Confused about the second COVID booster? So are some of the experts (Pioneer Press | St. Paul, MN)

April 20, 2022

  • It’s getting even harder to tell how many Americans have the coronavirus (The Washington Post)
  • Majority of Americans want masks for travelers: AP-NORC poll (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • Face-mask issue remains hot COVID topic as poll finds most Americans support their use on public transport and DoJ awaits CDC’s decision (MarketWatch)
  • Alternative COVID surveillance program defunct as other tools grow increasingly less reliable (Charleston City Paper | Charleston, SC)
  • UMN School of Public Health recognized for sustainability in healthcare management curriculum (The Minnesota Daily | Minneapolis, MN)
  • Health experts expect rise in COVID cases as airline, public transit mask mandates reverse (KARE-TV | Minneapolis, MN)

April 19, 2022

  • CDC estimates new Omicron version accounts for 20 percent of New England COVID-19 cases (Boston Globe | Boston, MA)
  •  Editorial: Confused about the second COVID booster? So are some of the experts (Los Angeles Times)
  • Concerns rise as passenger masks fall (The New York Times)

April 18, 2022

  • Epidemiologist: Hospitalizations are best metric to monitor COVID (KTOE-FM | Mankato, MN)
  • Mpls. tech company helps adults with low literacy with work, health care instructions (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • What impacts did COVID-19 have on our economy? Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ Neel Kashkari will speak on that topic Tuesday night at Luther College (Decorah News | Decorah, IA)
  • ICU cases drop amid signs of Minnesota COVID-19 uptick (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)

April 16, 2022

  • New, highly transmissible forms of omicron may pose latest COVID threat (Stars and Stripes)

April 15, 2022

  • There’s no such thing as ‘too many’ COVID boosters (Verywell Health)
  • New, highly transmissible forms of omicron may pose latest covid threat (The Washington Post)
  • How microplastics affect human health (WBUR-FM | Boston, MA)

April 14, 2022

  • Two NEW sub-variants of the Omicron ‘stealth’ variant are discovered in NYC as cases jump 60% in the Big Apple and some experts warn they could be a setback for the US: HHS EXTENDS America’s Covid state of emergency until July (Daily Mail | UK)
  • Dr. Osterholm says not nearly enough is being done for long-haul COVID patients (WCCO-AM/Audacy | Minneapolis, MN)

April 13, 2022

  • Is a new COVID-19 wave headed for Minnesota? (The Timberjay | St. Louis County, MN)
  • Infectious disease specialist says we are in a state of ‘I don’t know’ on COVID-19 (WBUR-FM | Boston, MA)
  • AmeriCorps program aims to boost state’s public health workforce hurt by COVID-induced shortages (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)

April 12, 2022

  • Minnesota Public Health Corps coming to Minnesota to bridge gaps exacerbated by COVID-19 (UMN News)
  • CDC: COVID-19 surveillance efforts in wildlife ‘now critical’ (Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • Limited benefits, optimal timing of a second COVID-19 booster debated (Brainerd Dispatch | Brainerd, MN)

April 11, 2022

  • Watching for new COVID variants in wildlife “now critical,” CDC says (CBS News)

April 9, 2022

  • Shanghai’s high asymptomatic COVID rate could be due to including mild cases (Reuters)

April 8, 2022

  • Health care workforce on track to recover from pandemic — with a few key exceptions, study finds (CNN

April 6, 2022

  • Experts eye a new game plan for COVID vaccines (Axios)
  • Back to normal? COVID could kill another 200,000 if Congress doesn’t act (Newsweek)
  • A new Covid mystery (The New York Times)
  • Scientists divided on need for 4th Covid shot after FDA quietly approved another round of boosters (CNBC)

April 5, 2022

  • NIH required immunocompromised woman to remove her N95, highlighting CDC’s conflicting mask guidance (Politico)

April 4, 2022

  • Talking National Public Health Week with the U of M (UMN News)

April 2, 2022

  • What does Minnesota’s shift to at-home COVID testing mean? (Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, MN)

April 1, 2022

  • Public health readying for next pandemic while battling COVID-19: Rebuilding US health infrastructure (The Nation’s Health)
  • How many COVID deaths are ‘acceptable’? Answer is key to moving to a post-pandemic world (Los Angeles Times)

March 23, 2022

  • What the omicron subvariant BA.2 might mean for Minnesota (MinnPost | Minneapolis, MN)

March 22, 2022

  • Latest version of omicron accounts for most new infections in many parts of the U.S., genomics testing shows (The Washington Post)

March 21, 2022

  • In a newly filed discrimination lawsuit, Dr. Tara Gustilo says she was penalized for her ‘colorblind’ political beliefs and her opposition to ‘racially segregated’ health care. (Sahan Journal | St. Paul, MN)

March 20, 2022

  • Doctors fighting racial health disparities faces threats, harassment (NBC News)

March 19, 2022

  • U.S. health officials seek Covid-19 hospital safety complaints following POLITICO report (Politico)

March 18, 2022

  • Minnesota leaders eye COVID-19 variant, Europe uptick (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • Signs of potential US surge warrant caution, not alarm: 4 experts’ thoughts (Becker’s Hospital Review)

March 17, 2022

  • 8 things to know about the Omicron BA.2 variant (The Boston Globe)
  • America is zooming through the pandemic panic-neglect cycle (The Atlantic)

March 16, 2022

  • ‘The virus isn’t done with us’ (Politico)
  • Some hospitals ask patients, visitors to remove N95s, citing CDC (Politico)

March 15, 2022

  • What rising Covid-19 infections in the UK and Europe could mean for the US (CNN)
  • Rise in U.K. COVID cases closely watched by U.S. health officials (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Minnesotans should put their masks back on (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesotans should put their masks back on (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)

March 14, 2022

March 12, 2022

  • From hubris to humility, how to avoid future Covid-19 mistakes and get to the “next normal” (Forbes)

March 11, 2022

  • ‘Haven’t we learned anything?’: Experts warn of disastrous consequences if pandemic funding dries up (STAT News)
  • A lack of pandemic funding means ‘playing with an infectious disease fire,’ experts warn (The Week)

March 10, 2022

  • Minnesota’s 2021 death toll well above expected total despite vaccine (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • Uncertainty for Biden’s Covid plan after aid is dropped from spending bill (The New York Times)
  • Dems ditch COVID funds, quickly pass spending bill over concerns of GOP pushback (WBFF-TV | Baltimore, MD)
  • What comes after omicron? No one knows (Bloomberg)

March 9, 2022

  • A 2nd booster may come this fall. It might not be the same shot you got last time. (NBC News)

March 8, 2022

  • Public health experts pitch their own path to the ‘next’ normal (MedPage Today)
  • Real hunger plagues college students, too; and their expanded SNAP benefits are due to expire. (MinnPost | Minneapolis, MN)

March 7, 2022

  • Osterholm: A blueprint on moving to the ‘next normal’ in pandemic (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Maternity wards are shuttering across the US during the pandemic (Vox)

March 6, 2022

  • Who makes public health decisions for your community? In Pennsylvania, it depends on where you live (90.5 WESA | Pittsburgh, PA)

March 4, 2022

March 3, 2022

March 2, 2022

March 1, 2022

  • Five things to watch in Biden’s State of the Union address (The Hill)

February 28, 2022

  • Biden wants to declare a new chapter in the Covid fight. He’s trigger shy. (Politico)
  • Pa. isn’t likely to see more local health departments anytime soon. We found out why. (PennLive | Mechanicsburg, PA)

February 26, 2022

  • A Kennedy’s crusade against Covid vaccines anguishes family and friends (The New York Times)

February 25, 2022

  • As mask mandates fade, experts say use of masks likely will not (STAT)
  • CDC eases mask guidelines for schools and other indoor places. Here’s how to stay safe. (NBC News)

February 24, 2022

  • White House overhauling COVID strategy as nation moves out of pandemic crisis (ABC News)
  • Expert says while Ukraine struggles with Russia, it is also struggling with COVID (WCCO-Radio | Minneapolis, MN)
  • White House begins overhaul of COVID-19 strategy (WebMD)
  • COVID-19 deaths decline as Minnesota emerges from omicron wave (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul just lifted their mask mandates. Is it OK to stop worrying about COVID? (MinnPost | Minneapolis, MN)

February 23, 2022

  • Omicron rendered the vaccines less effective, but they still worked (The Washington Post)
  • Minnesota’s Osterholm stresses need for booster shots (The Timberjay | St. Louis County, MN)
  • Your doctor no longer has all the answers — who can you trust? (The Hill)

February 19, 2022

  • Minnesota health insurers passing more COVID costs to patients (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)
  • Nowhere is safe: Record number of patients contracted Covid in the hospital in January (Politico)

February 18, 2022

February 17, 2022

  • Household food insecurity during adolescence is a risk factor for future disordered eating and high weight status in young adulthood (UMN News)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 10% (Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN)

February 16, 2022

  • What do the next 6 months look like for the COVID pandemic? (Fortune)
  • States are reconsidering COVID restrictions despite scientific uncertainty (Fortune)
  • U.S. caseloads fall below the Delta peak (The New York Times)
  • States break ranks on Covid rules despite scientific uncertainty (Bloomberg)

February 14, 2022

February 11, 2022

  • Health Fusion: City life vs. country living — How social connections differ between the two for older people (Duluth News Tribune | MN)
  • Health Fusion: City life vs. country living — How social connections differ between the two for older people (Brainerd Dispatch | MN)
  • Health Fusion: City life vs. country living — How social connections differ between the two for older people (Park Rapids Enterprise | MN)
  • Omicron is fading, but nobody knows when the pandemic will finally end (MSNBC)
  • Latest on COVID in MN: Case counts, ICU needs falling as omicron ebbs (MPR News)
  • Osterholm: COVID conditions better, but virus ‘not done with us’ (MPR News)
  • What the CDC’s VAERS system is — and isn’t — good for (MinnPost | Minneapolis, MN)

February 10, 2022

  • Former Trump adviser falsely claims states are rationing scarce covid treatments based largely on race (The Washington Post)
  • Statewide mask mandates are being lifted — but what happens next? (Rolling Stone)
  • Democrats are lifting mask mandates now but why? (The Washington Post)
  • WHO chief seeks COVID origins probe (Politico)

February 8, 2022

February 7, 2022

  • Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm explains what we’re getting wrong about COVID-19 in 2022 (WBUR-FM — Boston, MA)

February 6, 2022

  • China’s zero-Covid strategy ‘won’t work’ against omicron, says U.S. epidemiologist (CNBC)

February 5, 2022

  • Are Pfizer’s Covid pills going to highest-risk patients? Inside the U.S. rollout (NBC News)

February 4, 2022

  • Osterholm addresses COVID-19 immunity (KNOX-FM — Grand Forks, ND)

February 3, 2022

  • It’s been quite a week in legislation for the public health workforce (JPHMP Direct)
  • Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann retires from MDH (KMSP-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

February 1, 2022

  • As with vaccines, equity becomes an issue with COVID-19 medicines (Los Angeles Times)

January 31, 2022

  • The Omicron Olympics face the ultimate test (Axios)
  • Joe Rogan responds to the Neil Young, Spotify backlash. Here’s what he said (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Rogan responds to Spotify protest, COVID advisories (Associated Press)
  • Spotify adds COVID advisories after protest, podcaster Joe Rogan responds to controversy (PBS NewsHour)
  • Rogan responds to Spotify protest, COVID advisories (ABC News)
  • The biggest challenge of Kris Ehresmann’s 30-year public health career came at the end (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

January 30, 2022

January 29, 2022

  • COVID killed Minnesota immigrants at higher rates, younger ages, study says (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • A bizarre Wisconsin hospital lawsuit shows how Covid-19 changed the balance of power for medical workers (Vox)
  • Poll: Americans Fear Coronavirus Is Forever (FARS News Agency)
  • Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not (The Meadville Tribune — PA)
  • Poll: Most Americans think virus here to stay (Tulsa World — OK)

January 28, 2022

  • A year into its COVID-19 vaccination program, Minnesota has made progress on racial disparities (MinnPost)
  • Few aging in place programs focus on rural areas (Next Avenue)
  • A year into its COVID-19 vaccination program, Minnesota has made progress on racial disparities (MinnPost)
  • How to get your free N95 mask in Minnesota (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus is forever, Americans fear – poll (Daily Times 24/7)
  • Will COVID Ever Be ‘Over’? Most Americans Think No (Global Circulate)
  • Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll (Jackson Hole News & Guide — WY)
  • Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll (Southeast Missourian — Cape Girardeau, MO)

January 27, 2022

  • Fauci on the ‘very, very upending’ experience of the last 2 years: ‘It has shaken me a bit’ (The Week)
  • Anthony Fauci is up against more than a virus (The Washington Post)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (CBS 17 — Raleigh, NC)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (CenLANow — Alexandria, LA)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (CW 29 — Houston, TX)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (KNWA/FOX24 — Fayetteville, AR)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (MyHighPlains — Amarillo, TX)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (MyStateLine — Rockford, IL)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (NBC 4 — Columbus, OH)
  • Less than 60% of Americans think vaccination is essential: COVID news (NewsBeezer)
  • Poll: Few Americans say they have to eliminate COVID to end the pandemic (Ohio News Time)
  • Poll: Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not (Oil City News — Casper, WY)
  • Will the virus ‘over’? What most Americans do not think: AP-NORC poll (Printveela)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (The Black Chronicle)
  • Students’ mental health needs amid pandemic prioritized; Fla. district bans excused absences for COVID concerns: Live updates (USA Today)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WATE — Knoxville, TN)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WHO 13 — Des Moines, IA)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WJTV — Jackson, MS)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WNCT — Greenville, NC)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WKRG — Pensacola, FL)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WKRN — Nashville, TN)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WLNS — Lansing, MI)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WRBL — Columbus, GA)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WREG — Memphis, TN)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WTNH — New Haven, CT)
  • Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no (WIVB — Buffalo, NY)

January 26, 2022

  • University of Minnesota study tests wildlife for SARS-CoV-2 virus (UMN News)
  • Facing The Future: A ‘new normal’ for the COVID-19 pandemic? (WKXL-AM/FM — Concord, NH)

January 25, 2022

  • AJMC Publishes 11th Annual Health IT Special Issue With Focus on Equity (WTVM-TV — Columbus, GA)
  • Culturally-centered care increases feelings of respect, autonomy for birthing people of color (UMN News)
  • The Covid lull is coming (Politico)
  • Osterholm: Twin Cities emerging from ‘viral blizzard’ (Minnesota Public Radio News)
  • China’s zero-Covid policy is a pandemic waiting to happen (The New York Times)

January 24, 2022

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm says COVID’s not done with us: Talks Omicron surge, future variants and building better vaccines (Federal News Network)
  • The Olympics will be the ultimate test for China’s zero-COVID policy (Time Magazine)
  • COVID’s turbo-mutation is killing this vax dream, so what’s next? (The Daily Beast)

January 23, 2022

  • New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment (KSTP-TV — St. Paul, MN)
  • New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment (ABC News)
  • New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment (The Seattle Times)
  • New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment (Associated Press)
  • When will it be over? (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

January 22, 2022

January 21, 2022

  • Two years since Covid was first confirmed in U.S., the pandemic is worse than anyone imagined (CNBC)

January 20, 2022

  • Families complain about COVID testing for nursing home visits (Modern Healthcare)
  • How the pandemic led to disarray ― and discovery (Medscape)
  • Public health official Kris Ehresmann, familiar face during Minnesota’s pandemic response, to retire (Pioneer Press — St. Paul, MN)

January 19, 2022

  • Testing requirements for nursing home visits leave families stuck in ‘another lockdown’ (CNN)
  • How do we achieve vaccine equity? (The Takeaway)
  • Covid may see a lull after Omicron, helping economy (The Street)
  • Tucker goes on bizarre anti-mask rant: ‘Human beings need to see one another’s faces!’ (The Daily Beast)
  • After Omicron, we could use a break. We may just get it (STAT)
  • British Medical Association appeal: Facebook fails to act over incompetent “fact check” of COVID-19 vaccine investigation (SciTech Daily)
  • Editor of BMJ slams ‘ideological’ Facebook for ‘trying to control how people think’ after social media giant labelled journal’s report into alleged Pfizer Covid trial scandal ‘misleading’ (The Daily Mail)

January 18, 2022

  • The truth about COVID vaccines: Not perfect, but they’re saving many lives (USA Today)
  • A year ago, Biden unveiled a 200-page plan to defeat covid. He has struggled to deliver on some key promises. (The Washington Post)

January 17, 2022

  • Omicron could hold the key to identifying the next coronavirus outbreak (Rolling Stone)

January 15, 2022

  • Omicron’s speed drives shift in Minnesota’s COVID-19 mind-set (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Doctor makes passionate plea for high-quality mask use: ‘Protect yourself’ (Today Show)

January 14, 2022

  • Hopkins City Council approves mask mandate for the city (Sun Sailor — Hopkins, MN)
  • Leading epidemiologist gives update on omicron surge (Good Morning America)
  • Biden officials divided on message over N95 masks for all (NBC News)
  • Biden scrambles on testing amid forecasts that omicron may soon peak in the U.S. (The Washington Post)
  • Wear a mask to prevent catching omicron, but which mask? (WSFX-TV — Wilmington, NC)

January 13, 2022

  • COVID kills Minnesota immigrants at higher rates, younger ages, survey says. (Sahan Journal — St. Paul, MN)
  • Minnesota removes race as factor in rationing COVID-19 antibodies (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • ‘New normal:’ What should the US strategy be for COVID-19? (Medical News Today)

January 12, 2022

  • Omicron wave prompts media to rethink which data to report (The Associated Press)
  • Shifting virus landscape raises new questions for COVID-19 testing (Roll Call)
  • Running on E: The emergency state of nurses (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine)
  • Biden sending medical teams to 6 states to help hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 (USA Today)
  • COVID angst is boiling over and Biden is powerless to stop it (Vanity Fair)

January 11, 2022

  • With COVID ‘viral blizzard,’ health care systems are breaking (KCRW-FM —Santa Monica College)
  • How long does booster shot protection last? Will it better protect against new variants? (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus in Minnesota: hospitalizations continue to tick up; state struggles to process test results (MinnPost — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pondering a new normal as the omicron surge continues (National Public Radio)
  • As omicron drives a COVID-19 surge, Osterholm says MN hit by ‘viral blizzard’ (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Virus expert just issued this “get worse” warning (Eat This, Not That!)
  • Allina Health bans most visitors from its hospitals, clinics (Bring Me The News — Minneapolis, MN)
  • CDC weighs recommending better masks against omicron variant (The Washington Post)
  • Cloth masks are out, N95s are in. Here’s what you need to know about them. (Star Tribune— Minneapolis, MN)

January 10, 2022

January 9, 2022

  • The pandemic is changing. Will omicron bring a ‘new normal’ for COVID-19? (USA Today)

January 8, 2022

  • How soon will COVID be “normal”? (The New Yorker)
  • Covid Updates: Long waits and extra expense for many to get tests in U.S. (The New York Times)
  • In January 2021, an end to the pandemic seemed possible. A year later, variants dominate (Inforum)

January 7, 2022

  • Ask the Doctor: Navigating the ‘new math’ of omicron in schools (The 74)
  • Today the Supreme Court considers Biden’s vaccine rules (The Washington Post)
  • Eyeing a ‘new normal,’ former Biden health advisers call for sweeping pandemic policy changes (Fierce Healthcare)
  • Almanac: Osterholm on omicron (Twin Cities PBS)
  • Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees (CNN)

January 6, 2022

  • Families scramble to find COVID tests as schools confront omicron (Time)
  • By using COVID-positive workers, R.I. health facilities reach their last resort (Boston Globe)
  • Rapid nasal COVID tests feared to be returning false negatives (News Break)
  • Biden disagrees with former advisers who urge Americans to live with the coronavirus (Voice of America)
  • In a confusing pandemic moment, experts share their own approaches (NBC News)
  • Former Biden advisers urge a pandemic strategy for the ‘new normal’ (The New York Times)
  • For CDC chief, a steep learning curve on COVID messaging (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

January 4, 2022

  • Walz, Osterholm paint ominous omicron picture for Minnesota in January (Bring Me The News — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota adding three COVID-19 testing sites in response to demand, omicron concerns (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • White House embraces a manage-not-contain Omicron game plan (Politico)

January 3, 2022

  • Minnesota kicks off 2022 with more COVID frustration (Axios)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 rate drops to 30th amid U.S. omicron surge (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Interview with Victor Blackwell (CNN)
  • Rural midwives fill gap as hospitals cut childbirth services (Michigan Advance)

January 1, 2022

  • New York again broke COVID record in 76,500 cases-city warned about site closure tests (Texas News Today)
  • Disease expert warns: Overwhelming omicron surge could make it difficult to keep schools, ‘everyday life’ operating in January (The 74)

December 31, 2021

  • How you can [get] social security disability for COVID-19 (19FortyFive)
  • US shatters its average daily Covid-19 case record again. Experts describe coming weeks as a ‘tidal wave’ and ‘blizzard’ (CNN)
  • Omicron surge will be ‘difficult for the next four to six weeks’: Dr. Osterholm (MSNBC)
  • Dr. Osterholm says 3 people test positive for COVID-19 every second (Lakeland Broadcasting)

December 30, 2021

  • Osterholm urges patience, avoiding large gatherings to curb omicron ‘blizzard’ (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  • The omicron surge could be the worst public health challenge of our lifetimes (The Washington Post)
  • Experts warn of U.S. Omicron ‘blizzard’ in weeks ahead (Reuters)
  • Osterholm urges patience, avoiding large gatherings to curb omicron ‘blizzard’ (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  • U.S. hits record high with nearly 500,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day (CBS News)
  • US sets new record for daily Covid cases as Omicron spreads across country (The Guardian)
  • Experts, governors warn of U.S. Omicron ‘blizzard’ in weeks ahead (U.S. News & World Report)

December 29, 2021

  • Dr. Osterholm: Next six to eight weeks could be ‘The darkest days of the pandemic’ (MSNBC)

December 28, 2021

  • Healthy, boosted people unlikely to develop severe omicron infections, but jury’s out on older, at-risk populations (The Washington Post)
  • CDC: people who test positive for Covid with no symptoms should isolate just five days (The Guardian)
  • The most-watched ‘Here & Now’ interviews of 2021 (PBS Wisconsin)
  • What will happen if Omicron peaks in all 50 states at the same time? (Fortune)

December 27, 2021

  • As Omicron surges, officials shorten isolation times for many Americans (The New York Times)

December 26, 2021

  • As Omicron spreads, what it means to be fully vaccinated is changing (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Yes, Luther College graduate and infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm is concerned about the latest COVID-19 numbers (Decorah News — IA)

December 23, 2021

  • Boosters, vigilance help keep COVID away for the holidays, experts say (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Covid omicron spread hasn’t stopped domestic travel. Yet some foreigners are banned. (NBC News)
  • What to know as omicron spreads across the US (Bangor Daily News — ME)
  • How bad is Omicron? Here’s what to watch for (Los Angeles Times)
  • A viral Uzi’: experts on how Omicron changes the holidays for Americans (The Guardian)

December 22, 2021

  • Minnesota dials back COVID-19 antibody strategy as omicron tops 50% of new cases (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • With rising Covid-19 cases ahead of holiday plans, the availability of testing is becoming severely strained (Casper Star-Tribune — WY)
  • Omicron will surge despite Biden’s new plan, scientists say (The New York Times)
  • Top regulator says need for Omicron vaccine depends on staying power of variant (STAT)
  • To detect Omicron, take an at-home Covid-19 test right before a holiday gathering, experts say (Barron’s)

December 21, 2021

  • We need to start thinking differently about breakthrough infections (Time)
  • Racism and Racial Inequities in Health: A Data-Informed Primer on Health Disparities in Massachusetts (JD Supra)
  • Biden administration finds itself on defense as Omicron races across the US (CNN)
  • Omicron will not recognize state lines when it storms US, expert says (CNN)
  • Quotation of the Day: Scientists say strategy will not slow a grim spread (The New York Times)

December 20, 2021

  • Officials are sounding the alarm as U.S. COVID-19 cases rise amid the spread of the Omicron variant (CBS News)
  • Osterholm: Biden needs to do ‘damage control’ with American public on omicron variant (MSNBC)
  • Omicron could spark ‘viral blizzard’ in coming weeks, top epidemiologist says (Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • Omicron variant now makes up 73% of Covid infections diagnosed in U.S. (STAT)
  • Rural America shows tepid growth in new vaccinations (The Daily Yonder)

December 19, 2021

  • Europe gives US gloomy portrait of what’s to come with omicron (The Hill)
  • 10,000 MN deaths: Jan Malcolm talks COVID, politics and public health (St. Paul Pioneer Press — MN)

December 17, 2021

  • Omicron outbreak inducing whiplash for many Americans (The Washington Post)
  • Former Biden COVID-19 adviser: ‘Viral blizzard’ about to hit the US (The Hill)
  • ‘Viral blizzard’: Expert warns Omicron variant infections are about to surge (The New York Post)
  • Omicron could be the start of a ‘viral blizzard.’ Brace for a challenging winter. (Barron’s)

December 16, 2021

  • Omicron is coming and lockdowns aren’t coming back. So what can we do? (Vox)

December 15, 2021

  • U.S. surpasses 800,000 deaths from COVID-19 (WBUR-Radio — Boston, MA)
  • U.S. surpasses 800,000 deaths from COVID-19 (NPR Illinois)
  • ‘We’re heartbroken. We’re overwhelmed’ — U.S. hospitals grapple with delta outbreak as omicron takes root (CNBC)
  • Don’t be surprised when you get omicron (The Atlantic)

December 14, 2021

  • Biden official warns: COVID explosion imminent (Axios)
  • Omicron Now Makes Up Almost 3% of U.S. Covid Cases, According to the CDC (WTVJ-TV — Miami, FL)
  • 800,000 Americans have died of COVID. Now the U.S. braces for an omicron-fueled spike (WBFO-Radio — Buffalo, NY)
  • Facing Covid spike, N.F.L. mandates boosters but stops short on testing (The New York Times)
  • U.S. Covid-19 deaths top 800,000 (The Wall Street Journal)

December 13, 2021

  • Dr. Osterholm: Covid ‘will find you if you are not vaccinated’ (MSNBC)

December 12, 2021

  • Omicron Update: produces milder disease (maybe), evidence points to need for booster, and how do you pronounce “omicron” (Managed Healthcare-Executive)

December 11, 2021

  • Expert made eerily prescient prediction about Covid. See his new prediction (Longview-News Journal — TX)
  • With delta surges and the threat of omicron, states call on military medics to relieve hospital staff (The Washington Post)
  • We went inside a Michigan hospital in the middle of the latest Covid-19 surge. Here’s what you need to know (CNN)
  • Two Weeks into the omicron outbreak: where to from here? (Bloomberg)
  • The infectious disease expert who warned us 800,000 Americans would die of Covid-19 (CNN)
  • By spit or by swab, testing is powerful pandemic weapon (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

December 10, 2021

  • Here’s an inside look at a Lansing hospital in the middle of the latest COVID-19 surge (WKBD-TV — Detroit, MI)

December 9, 2021

  • New gender gap: more men refuse COVID vaccine, more men spread COVID, more men die from COVID (Daily Sound & Fury)
  • To beat Omicron, the race is on to tweak existing vaccines (National Geographic)
  • The Lead with Jake Tapper (CNN)
  • Michael Osterholm: omicron variant will beat delta in weeks (New York Magazine)

December 8, 2021

December 7, 2021

December 6, 2021

  • New Gender Gap: more men refuse COVID vaccine, more men spread COVID, more men die from COVID (Daily Kos — Berkeley, CA)
  • 298 new area COVID cases; 3 deaths reported (The Free Press — Mankato, MN)
  • Minnesota leads most of nation in booster shots (Axios)
  • What we know so far about omicron and workplaces (Time)
  • Osterholm: Omicron and another COVID-19 pandemic winter (Minnesota Public Radio)

December 5, 2021

  • Is the best strategy against omicron to boost with the original vaccine? (NBC News)
  • Friends of Minn. man who tested positive for Omicron after NYC trip also catch virus (The New York Post)
  • Friends who went to an anime convention with a man who tested positive for omicron also got sick, he says. (The New York Times)

December 4, 2021

  • What happens when the vaccines stop working (Fortune)
  • Early data from South Africa hints omicron variant may cause less severe COVID, but more research is needed (STAT)

December 3, 2021

December 2, 2021

  • Biden’s winter COVID plan is aimed at keeping the U.S. economy open. (The New York Times)
  • Omicron cases in CA, MN ‘Just the very first of what we’re going to see in this country’ (MSNBC)
  • Colorado detects first cases of omicron variant in the state (Rocky Mountain PBS — Denver, CO)
  • Second U.S. COVID-19 case caused by omicron found (WebMD)

December 1, 2021

  • Deer are catching the COVID-19 virus. What does that mean for humans? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • What early evidence tells us about Omicron, and how it may affect need for booster shots (PBS NewsHour)
  • Omicron variant: What do we know and don’t know with Michael Osterholm, PhD (Outbreak News Today)
  • Coronavirus Today: all about Omicron (Los Angeles Times)
  • What we know about the Omicron variant so far (The Cut)

November 30, 2021

  • Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters (Axios)
  • Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the world (CBS News)
  • Osterholm: Get vaccine and booster to prevent severe infection amid Omicron variant (MSNBC)
  • More Minnesotans getting booster shots as COVID-19 wave worsens (Red Lake Nation News)

November 29, 2021

  • Analysis: Scientists ask whether Omicron can outrun Delta (Reuters)
  • Minnesota ranks 2nd in US for COVID boosters, as experts race to understand Omicron’s impact (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Omicron watch leads to renewed vaccination push (KGIN-TV — Lincoln, NE)
  • What we know and don’t know about the Omicron variant (CNN)
  • New COVID-19 variant a matter of “concern” but not enough is known at this time (KYTV-TV — Springfield, MO)
  • Facing Omicron threat, CDC says all adults should get COVID-19 booster vaccine (Los Angeles Times)

November 28, 2021

  • When will COVID-19 be over? Never, experts say — but it will get milder, less deadly over time (Cleveland.com)

November 27, 2021

  • Omicron coronavirus variant seen as a clarion call to vaccinate the globe (Los Angeles Times)
  • World scrambles to contain omicron as scientists call for greater vaccination efforts (NBC News)
  • Omicron variant renews calls to vaccinate the globe (Tampa Bay Times — FL)

November 26, 2021

  • Covid News: Biden restricts travel from Southern Africa (The New York Times)
  • United States will bar travelers from 8 countries in southern Africa. (The New York Times)
  • WHO names new variant of concern ‘omicron,’ as scientists advise caution  (NBC News)
  • Mike Osterholm: New COVID variant likely to reach Minnesota (Pioneer Press — St. Paul, MN)
  • Rise of a new coronavirus variant in Africa looks like the disaster scenario experts warned of if rich nations hoarded vaccines for themselves (Business Insider)

November 25, 2021

  • Minnesotans confront another Thanksgiving scarred by COVID-19 (Star Tribune  — Minneapolis, MN)

November 24, 2021

  • Health officials urge people to get boosters ahead of holidays (Newsy)
  • Health officials urge people to get boosters ahead of holidays (KRIS-TV — Corpus Christi, TX)
  • The CDC got it wrong. It should have urged all adults to get covid-19 booster shots. (The Washington Post)

November 23, 2021

  • Should Minnesota be doing more to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state? (MinnPost)
  • Unique challenges facing rural health care (Park Rapids Enterprise — MN)
  • Minn. expands access to COVID treatment as demand soars (The Denver Gazette)
  • Minnesota expanding access to COVID-19 treatment amid skyrocketing demand (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Latest Covid Surge (The New York Times)
  • Governors confront a bipartisan pandemic (Politico)

November 22, 2021

  • COVID-19 has been devastating to the health of many rural communities (Grand Rapids Herald Review — MN)
  • Covid-19 News: nurse shortage forces Long Island emergency room to close (The New York Times)
  • As Thanksgiving approaches, U.S. virus cases tick upward once more (The New York Times)
  • Why does Minnesota have so many COVID-19 cases? (Minnesota Reformer)
  • Coronavirus: Uptick in COVID-19 cases reported as Americans prepare for Thanksgiving travel (WFXT-TV — Boston, MA)
  • Lifting DC’s strict indoor mask mandate triggers mix of confusion, anxiety and relief (Kaiser Health News)
  • Rising breakthrough COVID-19 cases cause hassles, health worries (Minnesota Public Radio)

November 21, 2021

November 20, 2021

  • Gather only with vaccinated family members for holidays, Dr. Osterholm says (WCCO-TV— Minneapolis, MN)

November 19, 2021

  • Gov. Walz announces COVID vaccine boosters for all Minnesota adults (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • ‘It was really scary:’ Minnesota hospitals struggle with COVID surge (KMSP-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • How to make Thanksgiving COVID-safe with boosters and rapid tests (Popular Science)

November 18, 2021

  • Rural America’s false sense of security (The Atlantic)
  • Listen: Biogen’s scientific succession and Michael Osterholm on pandemic Thanksgiving (STAT)
  • Nations leading medical associations urge businesses to enact vaccine mandates (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

November 17, 2021

  • COVID make a return at the start of winter (Powdersville Post — Easley, South Carolina)
  • ‘It’s scary and it’s going to continue to get worse,’ warns Dr. Michael Osterholm (KARE-TV— Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID disconnect? As cases climbed, Minnesotans dropped their guard, officials say (Minnesota Public Radio)

November 16, 2021

  • Minnesota, Michigan have worst rate of new COVID infections in the country (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm discusses latest COVID surge (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota set to clear boosters for all adults as deaths top 9,000 (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota COVID-19 deaths top 9,000 as new cases soar (La Crosse Tribune — WI)

November 15, 2021

  • Limited social media engagement may have caused older adults to miss out on resources and support early in the pandemic (UMN News)
  • The Covid-19 numbers seem stuck. That doesn’t bode well for winter, experts say (CNN)
  • U of M’s Michael Osterholm on why much is unknown about latest COVID-19 surge (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Minnesota has nation’s worst 7-day rate of new COVID-19 infections (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • 20 of the 100 highest county case rates in the country are in MN (Bring Me The News)
  • Opinion | Disease expert Michael Osterholm tells it like it is on COVID (The Cap Times)

November 14, 2021

  • Advice for winter 2021: Get vaccinated and wear a mask (CNN)

November 11, 2021

November 10, 2021

  • What would the public health experts do? STAT asked 28 about their holiday plans amid Covid-19 (STAT)

November 9, 2021

  • Dr. Osterholm: ‘Can’t run the game clock out’ on Covid (MSNBC)

November 6, 2021

  • Over 80% of Iowa deer sampled in study found to have COVID-19 (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

November 5, 2021

  • Almanac: Rent control, Osterholm on COVID, election results (TPT-TV — St. Paul, MN)
  • ‘This pandemic still has legs’: COVID-19 Expert Q&A (WebMD)
  • As Maine COVID surge continues, unvaccinated pockets continue to fuel it, national experts say (Portland Press Herald — ME)

November 4, 2021

November 3, 2021

  • COVID-19 and obesity: ‘Think ahead, be more aggressive’ (Healio)
  • Is this fall downturn the end of COVID-19? Why we don’t know for sure (The Fayetteville Observer — NC)

October 31, 2021

  • How does a pandemic start winding down? You’re looking at it. (The Washington Post)
  • Kirk Cousins’ vaccine comments: What Vikings QB has said about COVID-19, NFL rules (Sporting News)

October 29, 2021

  • What has better protection, COVID infection or COVID vaccine? (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

October 28, 2021

  • Studies link political affiliation of governors with infection, death rates (KEYE-TV — Austin, TX)

October 27, 2021

  • How will we live if Covid is here to stay? (The New York Times)
  • Covid cases are dropping in the U.S. Is the delta wave over? (NBC News)

October 26, 2021

  • Congress has bipartisan support to try to deal with the next pandemic. But those talks are already falling behind (STAT)

October 25, 2021

October 24, 2021

October 22, 2021

October 21, 2021

  • CDC Panel Gives OK to Mixing and Matching COVID-19 Boosters (Healthline)

October 19, 2021

  • Some workers want Covid-19 recovery accepted as evidence of immunity (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Osterholm: Mix-and-match COVID-19 booster shots likely to get approved (KSTP-TV — St. Paul, MN)

October 18, 2021

  • Minnesota offers kids gift cards and scholarships for shots (Connecticut Post — Norwalk, CT)
  • Osterholm: 5th COVID wave ‘absolutely’ possible (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Minnesota colleges reporting fewer COVID-19 cases this semester than last fall (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

October 14, 2021

  • ‘Lurching between crisis and complacency’: Was this our last Covid surge? (The New York Times)
  • FDA panel recommends Moderna booster for people 65 and older and adults at high risk of exposure or severe illness (The Washington Post)
  • I have long COVID. Do I qualify for disability insurance? (GoodRx)

October 13, 2021

  • Same vaccines, but different fatality rates: why are some COVID outbreaks worse than others? (Fortune)
  • Some health experts confused about administration’s booster goal (Roll Call)

October 12, 2021

  • Why some nations have deadlier outbreaks with the same vaccines (BloombergQuint)
  • Uninsured and unvaccinated: Worries of surprise bills may be holding some back from COVID shot (News Leader — Staunton, VA)

October 10, 2021

  • Free Covid cluster data. Tell us where epidemics are occurring (Title Press — United Kingdom)
  • Free the Covid cluster data. Tell us where outbreaks are occurring (Honolulu Civil Beat — HI)

October 8, 2021

October 7, 2021

  • No vax, no kidney: What are the bioethics behind UCHealth’s decision? (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden pushes back on opposition to vaccine mandates (Roll Call)
  • OK, lawmakers: Step up on COVID (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

October 6, 2021

  • Data, disease and division: Osterholm returns to Gustavus’ Nobel Conference (Mankato Free Press — MN)
  • Opinion: Thank you for working (The Washington Post)
  • Minnesota reports 40 more COVID-related deaths, health expert says people taking risk ‘unnecessarily’ (KFGO-Radio — Fargo, ND)
  • Top Covid experts privately urge Biden admin to scale back booster campaign (Politico)

October 5, 2021

  • US hospitals brace for next possible COVID-19 surge (KMSP-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Why are Americans still—still!—wearing cloth masks? (The Atlantic)

October 4, 2021

October 3, 2021

  • Fauci says it’s too soon to say whether Christmas gatherings will be safe (The Hill)

October 2, 2021

October 1, 2021

  • Has delta peaked? (The New York Times)
  • US hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall (Associated Press)
  • The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, 10/1/21 (MSNBC)
  • Release of research and development roadmap to improve flu vaccines (Medical Xpress)
  • University of Minnesota testing DIY coating out of seeds to improve masks (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID Cases Falling as US Surpasses 700,000 Deaths (WCAU-TV — Philadelphia, PA)
  • US COVID cases falling, but hospitals brace for next wave (The New York Times)

September 30, 2021

  • Record COVID-19 case counts reported in Minnesota pre-K-12 schools (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • With a flu pandemic an ever-present threat, CIDRAP releases Influenza Vaccines R&D Roadmap to improve flu vaccines (UMN News)
  • Health experts worldwide are working together to create a better flu vaccine (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • A flu pandemic worse than Covid is still the ‘number one biological risk’ to humans (The Telegraph)

September 29, 2021

  • Why Biden’s strategy to prepare U.S. for future pandemics is ‘underwhelming’ (Yahoo! News)
  • People use Facebook as an emergency communication system during pandemic (UMN News)

September 28, 2021

  • Minnesota surpasses 700K coronavirus infections (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

September 27, 2021

  • Tridemic? Minnesota doctors worry about flu season on top of pandemic (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • The ‘forever virus’ won’t go away until kids get vaccinated (Wired)

September 26, 2021

  • Maine just had one of the darkest weeks of the pandemic and winter is coming: What’s next? (Press Herald — Portland, Maine)

September 25, 2021

  • When Medtronic execs want to get a read on COVID-19, they turn to this doctor for help (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Kansas City area official who died from COVID was unvaccinated, ‘felt he was immune (The Kansas City Star — MO)

September 24, 2021

  • We’re not ready for the next pandemic (Politico)
  • Are you at risk at a Kansas City Chiefs game or outdoor show? COVID experts weigh in (The Kansas City Star — MO)

September 23, 2021

  • Top science advisers: Prepare now for next pandemic (Axios)
  • The U.S. is discarding millions of Covid vaccines. One cause: Multi-dose vials. (NBC News)
  • Florida’s mysterious COVID-19 surge (Vox)
  • My family was a COVID cluster (The New Yorker)
  • Study: Doctors leaving profession at higher rates than before pandemic (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

September 22, 2021

  • FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot for Americans over 65, those at high-risk (CBS 3-TV — Philadelphia, PA)

September 21, 2021

September 20, 2021

  • Data shows COVID vaccine is safe and effective for children as young as 5, Pfizer says (CBS News)
  • Republican attacks on vaccine mandates undercut crucial tool to combat pandemic, experts say (The Washington Post)

September 18, 2021

September 16, 2021

  • Pandemic frustrations zero in on unvaccinated Americans (The Hill)

September 15, 2021

September 14, 2021

  • Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations (Recents World News)
  • Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations (KHSL-TV — Chico, CA)
  • Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations (WLFI-TV — West Lafayette, IN)
  • Blacks and Hispanics, with less tests and vaccines against covid-19 (Explica)
  • Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations (KAKE-TV — Wichita, KS)
  • Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations (CNN)
  • Watch Now: What are COVID-19 breakthrough infections? (Kenosha News — WI)
  • Editorial Roundup: Attack on state health commissioner unwarranted (Albert Lea Tribune — MN)
  • College football stadiums across the country pack the stands despite delta variant concerns this fall season (The Trinity Tripod — Trinity College, Hartford, CT)

September 13, 2021

  • Ask the Doctor: Did we miscalculate the risk of COVID for kids? (The 74)
  • University to attest vaccination status, but many worry the form is not enough (Minnesota Daily — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Here’s What the Next Six Months of the Pandemic Will Bring (Bloomberg|Quint)
  • Delta variant tests back-to-school plans (The Washington Post)
  • Prepare for a rough few months of COVID-19, according to these scientists (Fortune)

September 12, 2021

  • No sports, no clubs, no talking during lunch and other joys of COVID schooling (New York Post)

September 11, 2021

  • Duluth legislators tackle big topics during town hall meeting (Duluth News Tribune — MN)
  • Crowded stadiums, pandemic create combustible mix this fall (Associated Press)
  • Crowded stadiums, pandemic create combustible mix this fall (ABC News)
  • The Latest: New Zealand buys 500K Pfizer doses from Denmark (WBOC-TV — Salisbury, MD)

September 10, 2021

  • 5 Questions facing the Minnesota Vikings heading into Week 1 (KMSP-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Vikings look for fast start in what could be crucial season for Zimmer, Cousins (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

September 9, 2021

  • As kids go back to school and share air, let’s protect them and our communities (MinnPost — Minneapolis, MN)

September 8, 2021

  • These numbers show the Bay Area’s delta surge may be waning – but it’s unclear if they will hold (San Francisco Chronicle — CA)
  • Everything you need to know about the COVID safety plans in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools (Sahan Journal — St. Paul, MN)

September 7, 2021

  • Education level ties into vaccine hesitancy (Scripps National News)
  • This popular mask is “not great against the delta variant,” virus expert warns (Best Life)

September 6, 2021

  • COVID-19 limits access to mental health care (NonDoc — Oklahoma City, OK)

September 4, 2021

  • Require vaccination for state’s K-12 teachers (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

September 3, 2021

  • District 194 to start year requiring some to wear masks (Sun This Week — Southern Twin Cities, MN)
  • COVID-19 vaccines never promised perfection. Experts say it’s time to curb our highest expectations (PBS NewsHour)
  • 4 takeaways about Americans’ COVID views at summer’s end (PBS NewsHour)

September 2, 2021

  • Study of NYC vaccination rates proves validity of new structural racism measurement tool (UMN News)

September 1, 2021

  • Minnesota health officials push vaccinations for minors, but parents get the final say (KSTP-TV — St. Paul, MN)

  • Has Delta Peaked? (The New York Times)
  • Vaccinated Singapore eases into reopening as other nations watch for lessons (Reuters)
09/01: Kirk Cousins’ leadership questioned over refusal to get COVID vaccine (The Washington Time)

  • Osterholm on the fourth COVID-19 wave, schools reopening and vaccine safety (Minnesota Public Radio)

  • Minnesota health officials decry COVID vaccine misinformation (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

August 31, 2021

  • Why the COVID-19 origin report came up inconclusive (The Hill)

August 30, 2021

  • Meet the unlikely breakout stars getting us through the pandemic (Vanity Fair)

August 29, 2021

Osterholm: Schools should deploy air filters, ‘quality masking’ to mitigate spread of COVID-19 (KSTP-TV — St. Paul, MN)

August 28, 2021

  • How much impact could Sturgis rally have on COVID caseload? (Associated Press)

August 27, 2021

  • The facts behind the COVID-19 delta variant (The Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Delta variant doubles the risk of hospitalization, study confirms Delta variant doubles the risk of hospitalization, study confirms (NBC News)

August 26, 2021

  • As kids head back to school, battles over masks are pitting parents against governors (National Geographic)
  • ‘It was what it was.’ Cousins keeps it short on Osterholm and Griffen (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

Sturgis motorcycle rally linked to more than 100 coronavirus infections (The Washington Post)
  • State Fair a ‘challenge’ amid delta variant surge, U of M infectious disease expert says (KSTP-TV — St. Paul, MN)

August 25, 2021

  • COVID-19 vaccine hesitance is often tied to education level (The Indianapolis Star — IN)
  • COVID-19 vaccine hesitance is often tied to education level, study says (USA Today)
  • Pfizer CEO says vaccine-resistant strain of COVID is ‘likely’ to emerge (The Washington Time)

  • Kirk Cousins says meeting with Dr. Osterholm ‘was what it was’ (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

  • Mr. Michael Osterholm addressed disinformation with the Vikings, appealed to players’ responsibility to their community (NBC Sports)

August 24, 2021

6 trip ideas from health experts for safer travel this fall (The Washington Post)
University of Minnesota mandates COVID-19 vaccinations (Associated Press)
  • How to talk about vaccines with the unvaccinated (MinnPost — Minneapolis, MN)

August 23, 2021

  • A Covid booster is the privilege scientists say will curb delta (Bloomberg)

  • Osterholm tries to dispel vaccine myths for Vikings players (Minnesota Public Radio)

  • Vikings play host to disease expert Michael Osterholm as some players remain unvaccinated (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

  • Vikings bring in Michael Osterholm to talk to players about COVID-19 vaccines (Pioneer Press — St. Paul, MN)
  • Vikings hosting epidemiologist as guest speaker amid Mike Zimmer’s frustrations over low vaccination rate (CBS Sports)

August 21, 2021

  • Popular blue surgical face masks do not stop people from being infected with COVID-19 (The Washington Time)

August 19, 2021

  • A parent’s guide to masks (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

August 18, 2021

  • The U.S. plans to authorize boosters-but many already got a third dose (National Geographic)

August 16, 2021

August 11, 2021

  • Interview with Erica Hill transcript (CNN)
  • Searching in hope in the Delta doldrums (Politicio)
  • ‘No one I know is vaccinated’: Sturgis rally bikers are coming for America (The Daily Beast)
  • Implementing vaccine policy that addresses equity should be a University of Minnesota priority (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

August 10, 2021

  • State Fair officials debating masks, other precautions as COVID cases rise (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • COVID-19 cases among children in the Charlotte area are spiking. Here’s how your county is doing (WCNTC-TV – Charlotte, NC)

August 9, 2021

  • University of Minnesota to require COVID vaccinations for students once shots receive FDA approval (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

August 8, 2021

  • Counterpoint: Answers for the vaccine hesitant (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • South Dakota’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: A ‘cautionary tale’ in the age of COVID-19 (CNN)

August 6, 2021

  • Now is not the time to let guard down, doctor says of COVID (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota professors call for vaccine mandate (WDIO-TC – Duluth, MN)
  • Delta variant still feeling COVID-19 surge (CBS News)
  • How will the pandemic end? The science of past outbreaks offers clues. (National Geographic)
  • ‘Ultimately This Virus Will Find You’: Dr. Osterholm Pushes COVID Vaccine As Delta Variant Spreads (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Almanac (Twins Cities Public Television – St. Paul)

August 5, 2021

  • COVID-19 cases now fall into 3 distinct categories (Vox)
  • South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem returns to ride at Sturgis motorcycle rally during major COVID spike (Salon)
  • Professors increase pressure on University of Minnesota to require COVID-19 vaccinations (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U.S. COVID vaccination rate lagging as doomsday variant looms (Newsweek)

August 4, 2021

  • Former Biden COVID adviser says cloth masks ineffective, suggests Americans start wearing N-95 masks (Fox News)
  • A doomsday COVID variant worse than Delta and Lambda may be coming, scientists say (Newsweek)

August 2, 2021

  • Louisiana governor reissues statewide mask mandate as state leads the country in new COVID-19 cases (Business Insiders)
  • Louisiana has a higher rate of COVID-19 infections than every country but one (Business Insider)
  • The 11th Hour with Brian Williams (MSNBC)

July 31, 2021

  • The surge of COVID-19 infections for unvaccinated people is only beginning, experts warn (CNN)
  • An uncertain new phase of the pandemic, in which cases surge but deaths do not (The New Yorker)

July 30, 2021

July 28, 2021

  • Ask the Doctor: With Delta variant rampant, how can parents protect young kids from COVID this summer and fall? (The 74)
  • Biden weighs ‘vaccine or testing’ mandate for federal employees (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Biden weighs vaccine mandate for federal employees (WebMD)

July 27, 2021

  • A COVID-weary world is facing a distressing reality check (BNN Bloomberg)
  • 14 Minnesota counties fit the bill for new CDC masking guidance in areas with high infection rates (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • How COVID-19 came raging back in 2021 (Fortune)

July 26, 2021

  • COVID exposes Missouri’s need for public health overhaul (Governing)
  • Biden team weights return to mask mandates in some states (Politico)
  • Virus expert just issued this chilling warning (Eat This, Not This!)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm: ‘Imperative’ that healthcare workers are vaccinated (MSNBC)
  • Breakthrough cases rising with Delta: Here’s what that means (WebMD)

July 25, 2021

  • Facing exposure of public health shortcomings, Missouri plans ‘massive investment’ (The Bakersfield Californian – CA)
  • Rising COVID cases put the economic recovery at risk. What you need to know. (Barron’s)
  • ‘The virus is winning’: China rebuff of WHO’s new COVID probe alarms experts (Politicio)

July 24, 2021

  • Missouri considers ‘massive investment’ in public health (The Kansas City Star – MO)
  • The cauldron is lit in Tokyo’s COVID Olympics. Let’s hope it’s not a fuse. (The Washington Post)
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The Olympics’ pandemic playbook is put to the test (CNN)
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The Olympics’ pandemic playbook is put to the test (KAKE-TV – Wichita, KS)

July 23, 2021

  • Republican bid to limit health officials could cause ‘preventable tragedies’ – experts (The Guardian)
  • The Delta variant – Now and going forwards (PBS Wisconsin)
  • COVID Updates: European Union Regulators Authorize the Moderna Vaccine for Teenagers (New York Times)

July 22, 2021

July 21, 2021

  • COVID-19 anxiety eclipses Olympics as athletes test positive (The Hill)

July 20, 2021

  • As concern over more COVID-19 cases grow, cancellation of Olympics is considered (KARE-TV — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees (CNN)
  • Coronavirus Today: Get ready for the Pandemic Games (Los Angeles Times)
  • Viewpoint: CDC continues to bungle COVID-19 response (Infection Control Today)

July 19, 2021

  • Anxiety and depression symptoms increased over pandemic (KTOE-Radio — Mankato, MN)
  • Virus expert warns of “major crisis” ahead (Eat This, Not That!)
  • Coco Gauff has COVID and won’t compete in The Olympics. Who’s going to be next? (Refinery 29)

July 17, 2021

  • Competing models at start of pandemic hurt public’s trust (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

July 16, 2021

  • 19 states report daily covid-19 cases doubling (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)
  • CDC Director Walensky warns of ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ (Newsmax)
  • COVID-19: Mask, vaccine mandates rise along with delta variant (CNN)

July 15, 2021

July 14, 2021

  • Post-pandemic health funding: ‘We hope this changes the minds of public officials’ (Wisconsin Public Radio)

July 13, 2021

  • COVID risks at the Tokyo Olympics aren’t being managed, experts say (Scientific American)
  • Experts fear Olympics could be a superspreader event (Axios)
  • Study identifies racial/ethnic and language inequities in ways patients obtain COVID-19 virus testing (UMN News)

July 11, 2021

  • When will the pandemic end? (WCCO-TV — Minneapolis, MN)

July 9, 2021

  • U.S. should address cost anxiety as a barrier to COVID vaccination (Faribault Daily News — MN)
  •  U.S. should address cost anxiety as a barrier to COVID vaccination (MinnPost)
  • Should we wear masks to protect against the Delta variant following the World Health Organization’s recommendation? (cleveland.com)
  • COVID-19 detonates long-standing financial woes for nursing homes (The Bemidji Pioneer — MN)
  • COVID-19 detonates long-standing financial woes for nursing homes (Inforum)

July 8, 2021

  • Tokyo’s plan to avoid pandemic disaster during the Olympics (Time)
  • No evidence of ‘graphene oxide’ that’s ‘toxic’ in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (PolitiFact)

July 7, 2021

  • 07/07: Spread of Delta variant marks ‘most dangerous’ time in pandemic for kids, may force schools to re-up safety measures, experts say (LA School Report)

July 6, 2021

  • Rural Minnesota counties lag in vaccination rates (Duluth News Tribune — MN)
  • Rural Minnesota counties lag in vaccination rates (Post Bulletin — Rochester, MN)
  • Rural Minnesota counties lag in vaccination rates (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • White House signals new COVID-19 strategy as delta variant spreads (The Hill)

July 5, 2021

July 3, 2021

July 2, 2021

  • ‘Now we are trying to figure out how to live with it’: Inside Biden’s push to crush covid (The Washington Post

July 1, 2021

June 30, 2021

June 29, 2021

  • Spread of Delta variant marks ‘most dangerous’ time in pandemic for kids, may force schools to re-up safety measures, experts say (The 74)

June 28, 2021

June 27, 2021

  • Virus expert just issued chilling warning (MSN)

June 25, 2021

  • Dear mainstream media: Please stop calling Chronic Wasting Disease the ‘zombie deer disease’ (Outdoor Life)

June 24, 2021

June 23, 2021

  • When will COVID pandemic ‘end’? It’ll largely be individual decision (The Seattle Times)
  • Highly contagious Delta variant could cause next COVID-19 wave: “This virus will still find you” (CBS News)

June 22, 2021

  • The threat nobody is talking about? Covid spillback (Wired)
  • Counterpoint: Vaccine mandate at U would be counterproductive (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Delta variant: What scientists know (The New York Times)
  • Counterpoint: Vaccine mandate at U would be counterproductive (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

June 21, 2021

  • Osterholm: New COVID-19 variant spreading, but nationwide surge unlikely (KSTP-TV — St. Paul, MN)
  • How should top-tier sports be handling the coronavirus? (Tampa Bay Times — FL)

June 20, 2021

June 19, 2021

  • Infectious disease expert warns ‘we’re not done with this virus at all’ (HuffPost)

June 18, 2021

  • How should top-tier sports be handling the coronavirus? (Politifact)
  • Expect the unexpected from the Delta variant (The Atlantic)
  • What the mainstream media got wrong about the pandemic (Follow the Science)
  • Low county vaccine rates raise COVID-19 variant concerns in Minnesota (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

June 17, 2021

  • New coronavirus variant gains foothold in the U.S. (Axios)

June 16, 2021

  • Infectious disease expert strongly encourages pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine (MSN)
  • Minnesota passes 3 million vaccine recipients mark (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

June 15, 2021

  • After relying on local officials to combat COVID, Parson signs limit on health orders (Missouri Independent — Jefferson City, MO)
  • The U.S. surpasses 600,000 deaths due to COVID-19 (National Geographic)
  • The Delta variant could soon become the dominant COVID-19 strain. Here’s what you need to know (Time)

June 14, 2021

  • Warning: Summer Olympics must ramp up COVID-19 prevention (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Needed: A trusted U.S. COVID commission (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine equity efforts to move beyond high-risk areas (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine equity efforts to move beyond high-risk areas (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

June 13, 2021

  • Experts warn that the drop in U.S. testing will make it harder to track outbreaks. (The New York Times)

June 12, 2021

June 11, 2021

  • Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated? (California News Times)
  • Household, education levels, insurance factor in vaccine rate says study (Nevada Current – Las Vegas, NV)
  • When will the pandemic end? (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • When will the pandemic end? (KDKA-TV – Pittsburgh, PA)

June 9, 2021

June 7, 2021

  • NIAID Advances Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Into Phase 1 Trial (Medscape)
  • Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated? (WTVA-TV — Columbus, OH)

June 6, 2021

  • Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated (Mint)
  • Deeper dive into COVID’s origins is merited (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

June 5, 2021

  • Health research roundup: Over 70% ‘definitely’ plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (The Bemidji Pioneer — MN)
  • Health research roundup: Over 70% ‘definitely’ plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (The Jamestown Sun — ND)
  • Health research roundup: Over 70% ‘definitely’ plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (West Central Tribune — Willmar, MN)
  • Health research roundup: Over 70% ‘definitely’ plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (Brainerd Dispatch — MN)
  • Health research roundup: Over 70% ‘definitely’ plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (Inforum)

June 4, 2021

  • Seasonal changes in COVID-19 likely about people as much as virus, weather (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Are we there yet? What happens if the US can’t reach herd immunity. (National Geographic)
  • CDC: Fully vaccinated can skip routine COVID testing (WebMD)

June 3, 2021

  • Covid cases in U.S. fall to levels not seen since March 2020 (NBC News)
  • What’s behind Minnesota’s surprising ‘deaths of despair’ data from the pandemic year (MinnPost — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated? (Chicago Daily Herald)
  • If I am vaccinated, do I need to be tested for COVID-19? (Pennsylvania News Today)
  • Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated? (The Associated Press)

June 2, 2021

  • Dr. Osterholm believes ‘we’re starting to see some melting’ of vaccine hesitancy (MSNBC)
  • COVID-19 forecast murky as states drop mask requirements (Roll Call)

May 30, 2021

  • Weekly tests at Minnesota medtech company reveals coronavirus’ broad reach (The Columbian — Vancouver, WA)

May 29, 2021

  • Vaccine has virus on the run in Minnesota (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN

May 28, 2021

  • Hugs are returning to Minnesota — are you welcoming them with open arms, or running for cover? (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • So, you want to mingle outdoors this summer? (The New York Times)

May 27, 2021

  • One way that COVID’s origin doesn’t matter (Politico)
  • Many Minnesotans choose to stay masked, despite lifting of COVID-19 mask mandate (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)
  • Scholarship fund created for families of frontline healthcare workers felled by COVID-19 (McKnight’s Long-Term Care News)

May 26, 2021

  • Tokyo Olympics plans are ‘dangerous,’ Osterholm says (CNN)
  • US health experts say Tokyo Olympics plans not informed by ‘best scientific evidence’ (CNN)
  • To mask or not to mask: Three doctors answer the big lingering questions (NBC News)
  • Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun calls for cancellation of Tokyo Olympics (MarketWatch)
  • As Olympics barrel ahead, chorus of critics adds powerful voices (The New York Times)
  • Many Minnesotans choose to stay masked, despite lifting of COVID-19 mask mandate (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

May 25, 2021

  • ‘Absurd’ to stage Tokyo Games, says professor of public health (Reuters)
  • About face on mask-wearing: Why did the federal guidance change? (Politifact)

May 24, 2021

  • What does approval of vaccine for those 12-15 mean for my child? (New Hampshire Union Leader)
  • 25 states have fully vaccinated half their population. But what about areas that are lagging behind? (WBUR-Radio/NPR — Boston, MA)
  • 25 states have fully vaccinated half their population. But what about areas that are lagging behind? (KGOU-Radio/NPR — Norman, OK)

May 23, 2021

  • Weekly tests at Minnesota medtech company reveals coronavirus’ broad reach (Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN)

May 21, 2021

  • What does approval of Pfizer vaccine for teens and preteens mean for my child? (Levittownnow.com)

May 18, 2021

  • How Ashish Jha became network TV’s everyman expert on Covid (STAT)
  • Hospitals serving the poor struggled during COVID. Wealthy hospitals made millions (National Public Radio)

May 17, 2021

  • State announces partnership with health plans to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity (Red Lake Nation News – Redby, MN)
  • What does approval of the Pfizer vaccine for teens, preteens mean for my child? (The Bemidji Pioneer – MN)
  • Regional public health programs see an increase in interest (Duluth News Tribune – MN)

May 16, 2021

May 15, 2021

  • ‘The right decision wrongly handled’: Inside the Biden administration’s abrupt reversal on masks (The Washington Post)

May 14, 2021

  • What does approval of the Pfizer vaccine for teens and preteens mean for my child? (Kaiser Health News)
  • Can we tell if the vaccines are working in Minnesota? (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • State plans to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity (Lakeland PBS – Bemidji, MN)
  • Minnesota launching new drive for COVID vaccine equity (KIMT News 3 – Mason City, IA)
  • The state is lifting its COVID-19 mask mandate. Here’s what that means for you (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • CDC announcement ‘based on good science,’ says Dr. Osterholm (Yahoo! News)
  • Imagine the worst, or we’re at our own peril: Osterholm (Medscape)
  • It is in Minnesota taxpayers’ interest to invest in families’ housing stability now (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

May 13, 2021

  • CDC guidelines prompt county to reconsider new directive (Daily Memphian – Memphis, TN)
  • With busy airports and restaurants, U.S. moves closer to full reopening (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Fully vaccinated? You can ditch the mask, CDC says (NBC News)
  • The Health 202: Congress is inching forward on legislation to lower US maternal mortality (The Washington Post)

May 12, 2021

  • Many states with the worst recent outbreaks in the U.S. show notable drops in new cases and hospitalizations. (The New York Times)
  • U.S. is concerned about virus variants, advisor says (Bloomberg)
  • With hugs and haircuts, U.S. epidemiologists start returning (carefully!) to everyday life (The New York Times)

May 11, 2021

  • Bush Foundation names 16 Minnesotans to competitive 2021 fellowship program (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • US reaching turning point in pandemic amid vaccination concerns (The Hill)
  • Doctors watch warily as severe Covid infections target kids (Bloomberg)
  • Covid-19: W.H.O. warns that variant found in India may be highly contagious (The New York Times)

May 8, 2021

May 7, 2021

  • The J&J rescue mission starts with a choice (The Atlantic)
  • Miami-Dade’s vaccination pace still slowing. Would pizza and a shot help? (Miami Herald)

May 6, 2021

  • A year after lockdowns, uncertainty, Walz set to give timeline for ending COVID-19 restrictions (KSTP-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Asian-American leaders fault MDH for failing to release data on COVID deaths in Hmong community (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • ‘Turning the corner’: U.S. Covid outlook reaches most hopeful point yet (The New York Times)
  • How many COVID deaths are acceptable in a post-pandemic world? (Nature)
  • Minnesota’s COVID restrictions to end May 28, mask mandate July 1 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm: Minnesota has ‘long way to go’ before reaching 70% vaccination goal (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)

May 5, 2021

  • Why more Covid-19 vaccines should be given by primary care doctors (Vox)
  • In Minnesota, vaccine campaign puts new spotlight on an old metric (Inforum)
  • In Minnesota, vaccine campaign puts new spotlight on an old metric (Brainerd Dispatch – MN)

May 4, 2021

  • Covid forecasters warn India deaths may double in coming weeks (Bloomberg)
  • Biden sets new vaccine goals as White House grapples with its message (The Washington Post)

May 3, 2021

  • The US is in danger of learning the wrong lessons from Covid-19 (Vox)
  • The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, 5/3/21 (MSNBC)
  • Alcohol-related deaths on the rise (KTOE-AM/FM – Mankato, MN)
  • ‘It’s shocking.’ How inaccurate California death records obscure pandemic’s true story. (The Fresno Bee – CA)

May 1, 2021

  • ‘It made my heart broke’: Marshall first-graders, parents grieve loss of classmate to COVID-19 (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • These 14 states need to “be careful” with COVID now, virus expert warns (BestLife)

April 30, 2021

  • Pacific Northwest faces COVID-19 surge as other states reopen (CBS News)
  • Counties at highest risk for COVID harm often have lowest vaccination rates (ProPublica)
  • Virus expert has this warning for all Americans (Eat This, Not That!)
  • Our state’s future depends on a strong University of Minnesota (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

April 29, 2021

  • Joe Rogan is using his wildly popular podcast to question vaccines. Experts are fighting back. (The Washington Post)
  • COVID vaccines and PPE shouldn’t be weapons of the culture war (Vice)

April 28, 2021

  • Where does Minnesota stand in the hunt for herd immunity? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Joe Rogan needs to Stop talking about Covid-19 (Forbes)
  • Joe Rogan is using his wildly popular podcast to question vaccines. Experts are fighting back. (The Washington Post)

April 27, 2021

  • In rural Minnesota, fighting vaccine hesitation one community at a time (West Central Tribune – Willmar, MN)
  • In rural Minnesota, fighting vaccine hesitation one community at a time (The Bemidji Pioneer – MN)
  • In rural Minnesota, fighting vaccine hesitation one community at a time (Brainerd Dispatch – MN)
  • In rural Minnesota, fighting vaccine hesitancy one community at a time (St. Peter Herald – MN)
  • In rural Minnesota, fighting vaccine hesitancy one community at a time (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)
  • To stop COVID-19 we need to track cases in children without symptoms (Healthline)
  • A top epidemiologist explains why we can’t let our guard down (Mother Jones)
  • 80% of COVID vaccine allotment went unused last week, state says (Daily Memphian – Memphis, TN)
  • 3 reasons most public masking is still important — even if you’re vaccinated (Vox)
  • Asian health leaders in Minnesota fill information gap about COVID-19 death rates. (Sahan Journal – St. Paul, MN)

April 26, 2021

  • What percentage of people need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity? (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The latest gender gap: Covid vaccination (Bizwomen)
  • In rural Minnesota, fighting vaccine hesitancy one community at a time (Minnesota Public Radio)

April 23, 2021

  • CDC chief warns of this “unsettling” COVID trend (Eat This, Not That!)
  • Inside Biden’s COVID response team, constant texting and nightly presidential reports (Tri-City Herald – Kennewick, WA)

April 22, 2021

  • Mayo Clinic COVID-19 study provides ‘best guess’ about pandemic’s future (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Virus expert warns these states could be next COVID “hotspots” (Eat This, Not That!)
  • The most common coronavirus variant in the US is no worse for kids than adults, despite more children showing up at hospital, experts say (Business Insider)
  • Reports shows Americans gained weight during pandemic (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

April 21, 2021

  • Seroprevalence studies monitoring SARS-CoV-2 among vaccinees require more than spike assays (News-Medical.Net)
  • The rare and unnerving reality of catching COVID after being vaccinated (PBS NewsHour)

April 20, 2021

  • We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions (STAT)
  • How to navigate changing etiquette as Covid rules shift (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Is Minnesota’s latest surge plateauing? Expert says ‘no idea’ (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Women turning out more than men for COVID-19 vaccines (The Hill)
  • Next phase of vaccine goal may be toughest, Minnesota health officials warn (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

April 19, 2021

April 18, 2021

  • Oregon delayed COVID-19 vaccinations for senior. Here’s how many have died since. (The Oregonian – Portland, OR)

April 17, 2021

  • Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, deaths: What you need to know for Saturday, April 17 (The Florida Times-Union – Jacksonville, FL)

April 16, 2021

  • Flam: Here comes COVID’s fourth wave – or not (Boston Herald)
  • White House tackles COVID-19 variants with $1.7 billion boost for genomic sequencing (USA Today)
  • The shock and reality of catching Covid after being vaccinated (Kaiser Health News)
  • White House faces new obstacles in COVID-19 fight (The Hill)

April 15, 2021

  • What will it take to pandemic-proof America? (The New Yorker)
  • 11 COVID-19 deaths, 2,736 infections reported in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pandemic has contributed to rise in alcohol-related deaths, Minnesota health officials say (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

April 14, 2021

  • From Michigan to India, Covid hasn’t quit us (Politico)
  • Here comes the fourth wave (or not) (Bloomberg)
  • The Health 202: Some experts are criticizing the decision to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (Washington Post)

April 13, 2021

  • Fauci fatigue sets in as top doc sows doubt in vaccine effectiveness (The Hill)
  • White House resists pressure to space out COVID-19 vaccine doses (Roll Call)
  • UK variant more transmissible, not deadlier, study finds (Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • As CDC urges Michigan to shut down, Gov. Tim Walz watches closely (Bring Me The News)

April 12, 2021

  • Wrestling tournament outbreak adds to Minnesota COVID-19 concerns (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The warning signs of a longer pandemic (Axios)
  • The gender vaccine gap: more women than men are getting Covid shots (Kaiser Health News)
  • More women than men are getting vaccines (Modern Healthcare)

April 11, 2021

  • Michigan’s Covid-19 surge becomes a reality check for a restless nation (CNN)
  • Has Texas achieved herd immunity? “There is no way on God’s green earth,” an expert says. (The New York Times)

April 10, 2021

  • FDA will evaluate Pfizer’s request to allow Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 ‘as quickly as possible,’ acting commissioner says (CNN)
  • Asked about restrictions, Walz says Minnesota is in a ‘hold pattern’ (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Indiana progressing with reopening despite new research (The Chicago Crusader – IL)
  • When Katty met Carlos: Is America beating the pandemic? (BBC)
  • Vaccine ‘passports’ stir debate in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

April 9, 2021

  • Analysis: Covid-19 vaccinations are climbing. But familiar mistakes could lead to more misery (CNN)
  • Virus’s sneak attack: COVID, cardiac arrests spike together (McKnight’s Long-Term Care News)
  • How this more contagious virus variant became dominant in the U.S. (National Geographic)
  • Meat-packing plants were the earliest COVID hotspots, but vaccinating workers isn’t easy (PBS NewsHour)

April 8, 2021

  • Two vaccine sites close after adverse reactions to Johnson & Johnson shot (CBS News)
  • CDC director expects schools should be fully in-person by September (Teen Vogue)
  • Play ball! Largest state gathering in a year set for Target Field (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • First COVID-19 vaccine shot just as effective as the second, former Pitt dean says (Post-Gazette – Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Pressure to change vaccine allocation to target areas seeing COVID-19 surges (National Public Radio)

April 7, 2021

  • In the race to stay ahead of COVID-19 variants, US lags globally (USA Today)
  • Far fewer California seniors are getting vaccinated in ‘red’ counties than urban areas (Los Angeles Times)
  • Health equity takes center stage at Global Minnesota’s World Health Day (Twin Cities Business)
  • Florida is one of five states accounting for 43% of country’s new COVID-19 cases in past week (CBS4 – Miami, FL)
  • Epidemiologist warns of COVID-19 variant’s effect on kids (NNY360)

April 6, 2021

  • Are youth sports an engine of B.1.1.7 outbreaks? (The Washington Post)
  • Health officials split on rapid COVID tests as admission tickets (Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Washington health officials watching Midwest COVID-19 variant outbreaks in schools (KING-TV – Seattle, WA)
  • UK variant a ‘brand new ballgame,’ infecting children in US ‘very readily,’ epidemiologist warns (FOX6-TV – Milwaukee, WI)
  • Hospitals notice a difference in Covid patients (CNN)
  • Concerns rise as highly contagious COVID variant spreads among young people (WFSB-TV – Rocky Hill, CT)
  • Mira Irons, MD, on CDC’s new travel guidance for those vaccinated (American Medical Association)

April 5, 2021

  • Osterholm: B.1.1.7 variant poses challenge to in-school education (Contemporary Pediatrics)
  • Osterholm: Time to reconsider in-person learning at schools due to B.1.1.7 threat (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Fears of fourth COVID-19 surge growing despite record vaccination numbers (WCVB-TV – Boston, MA)
  • Dr. Osterholm: Loosening COVID restrictions and UK variant ‘are going to collide’ (KDKA-TV – Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Michigan adds 8.4K+ new COVID-19 cases in 1 day; Midwest may be on verge of 4th wave (Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • COVID variants continue to threaten herd immunity (KTTC-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

April 4, 2021

  • Epidemiologist warns of COVID variant’s effect on kids (New York Daily News)
  • Osterholm: ‘We are just at the beginning’ of a fourth Covid surge (NBC News)
  • These are the two key things that can help curb another Covid-19 surge, Fauci says (KEZI-TV – Springfied, OR)
  • Are we entering a ‘fourth wave’ of the pandemic? Experts disagree. (The Washington Post)
  • Epidemiologists: B.1.1.7 a threat to ‘back to school’ plans (WFXT-TV – Boston, MA)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm: US is in pandemic’s 4th wave (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U.S. must confront Covid spike, noted epidemiologist warns (Politico)
  • B117 variant spiking in many states, experts believe kids may be spreading it more than other strains (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Epidemiologist Warns U.S. Is “at the Beginning” of Fourth COVID-19 Surge (Slate)
  • US seeing ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus infections due to variants: Osterholm (FOX News)
  • Gottlieb predicts no ‘true fourth wave’ for U.S. here’s what other experts are saying. (Forbes)
  • Epidemiologist warns U.S. in ‘category five hurricane status’ in COVID-19 pandemic (United Press International)

April 3, 2021

  • Coronavirus vaccine passports beg the question: Who should know whether you’ve gotten the shot? (Cleveland.com)
  • B117 variant spiking in many states, experts believe kids may be spreading it more than other strains (WXIA-TV – Atlanta, GA)

April 2, 2021

  • High demand for COVID-19 vaccine eases fear of hesitancy, but resistance among Republicans, other groups remain (Minnesota Reformer)
  • How hockey rinks may make it easier for COVID-19 to spread (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • ‘We are walking into the mouth of this virus monster’ expert warns of new surge (The Hill)
  • Cases in children helping the surge of COVID variants (WebMD)
  • Antibody therapy promoted amid Minnesota COVID-19 spike, 2,553 new infections (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

April 1, 2021

  • MN officials deliver update on Minnesota’s response to COVID-19 (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • U.K. vaccination puts U.S. to shame (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Children likely the ‘leading edge’ in spread of COVID-19 variants (Medscape)
  • Osterholm: Michigan should serve as COVID warning for rest of US (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm: Relaxing COVID restrictions as cases climb is like ‘dismissing gravity’ (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID cases are ticking up in Oregon. Are variants to blame? (Portland Monthly)
  • Epidemiologist predicts surge of dangerous COVID-19 variant in US (New York Post)
  • Vaccine’s effectiveness among teens heaps pressure on schools (BNN Bloomberg)

March 31, 2021

  • COVID cases rise nationwide as doctors fear a fourth wave (CBS News)
  • The new normal in N.Y.: High virus rates and a steady stream of cases (The New York Times)
  • Epidemiologists explain what might be behind a potential fourth surge of COVID-19 (National Public Radio)

March 30, 2021

  • Top epidemiologist on rise in COVID-19 cases, new vaccine timeline (CBS News)

March 29, 2021

  • CDC director ‘scared’ of COVID-19 trajectory, has feeling of ‘impending doom’ (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)

March 27, 2021

  • How Minnesota confirmed the nation’s first Brazilian COVID-19 variant case (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

March 26, 2021

  • Walz expansion sets frenzy for vaccine in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID isn’t over, but Congress is starting prep for the next pandemic (PBS NewsHour)
  • Vaccine eligibility: States race to deliver on promised shots (Courthouse News Service)

March 25, 2021

  • The race between variants & vaccines: Where things stand today (Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • Coronavirus cases rising as Gov. Walz plans to open vaccines (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • After U.S. failures on Covid, Congress is working to prepare America to fight the next pandemic (STAT)

March 24, 2021

  • Should you get the shot if it’s not your turn? The ethics of leftover COVID vaccines (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The future of the pandemic in the U.S.: experts look ahead (National Public Radio)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm sounds the alarm on COVID-19 herd immunity (WCCO-AM – Minneapolis, MN)
  • 100 days of doses: How the vaccine rollout overcame chaos to be a point of pride (NBC News)

March 23, 2021

  • Pandemic predictor Michael Osterholm gives us science and the hope to cope with it (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • CDC director urges vigilance to prevent ‘avoidable surge’ of COVID (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Study: Hawaii’s measured vaccine rollout has gotten better results than 80% of the country (Hawaii News Now)

March 22, 2021

  • Dr. Michael Osterhom: COVID-19 Update (WCCO-AM – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Visitors returning to some long-term care facilities after a challenging year (Wisconsin Public Radio)

March 21, 2021

  • Finding new solutions for racial health gaps (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • A rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollout backfired in some U.S. states (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • A rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollout backfired in some US states (Associated Press News)

March 20, 2021

  • Fauci: U.K. variant may account for 30% of U.S. coronavirus infections (Axios)
  • Mapping of Carver County outbreak unmasks how COVID spreads (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Rising Covid-19 cases in some states highlight ‘precarious position’ as variants build up in U.S. (STAT)

March 19, 2021

  • So you’re vaccinated against Covid. Now what? (California Healthline)
  • Michael T. Osterholm’s journey from Luther to presidential advisor (Luther College – Decorah, IA)
  • Caution urged as COVID cases rise in 15 states (WebMD)
  • Walz expects new vaccine phase soon, defends tax increases (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Surging COVID-19 cases in Europe, Brazil signal warning for US (The Hill)
  • CDC confirms 3 feet apart is adequate for students, giving Biden and schools big win (Newsweek)
  • When it’s safe to go back to normal (Vox)
  • 4 questions to help sort through the ethics of getting a COVID vaccine before you’re eligible (Minnesota Public Radio)

March 18, 2021

  • 15 states see COVID cases rise as experts warn of potential resurgence (The New York Post)
  • Anticipating B117 surge, experts urge continued focus on elders, deferred 2nd vaccine doses (McKnight’s Long-Term Care News)
  • Experts urge caution as 15 states see uptick in COVID-19 infections (ABC News)
  • Crowded bars for the NCAA Tournament — unsafe in the COVID-19 era or a return to normalcy? (Baltimore Sun – MD)

March 17, 2021

  • The race between variants and vaccines in US will be a close call, expert warns, and eased restrictions aren’t helping (CNN)
  • Funds help families of health workers who died due to pandemic (American Medical Association)
  • Crowded bars: March Madness or just plain madness? (The Associated Press)

March 16, 2021

  • Officials say it’s ‘time to play catch-up’ on race gap as vaccine access widens (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • After weeks of declining cases, echoes of hot spots emerge in Upper Midwest, New York City area (The Washington Post)

March 13, 2021

  • Minnesota businesses join mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Students weigh in on board priorities, raise ethical issues with regents election (The Minnesota Daily)
  • U.S. surpasses 100 Million Covid-19 vaccines administered (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Infectious diseases expert: COVID variants are a “whole new ballgame” (Axios)

March 12, 2021

  • Infectious diseases expert warns about new COVID-19 variants (CBS News)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm on “The Takeout” (CBS News)
  • University of Minnesota to return to full on-campus operations in fall (KMSP-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • A year into pandemic, some efforts to help Minnesota health workers may be here to stay (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Baseball, gatherings and weddings: Minnesota pulls back on some COVID restrictions (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • It never mattered more’: Missouri’s underfunded public health departments struggled to ramp up COVID response (St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MO)
  • Ellis: COVID-19 data will spark debate about who had the ‘better’ response. But clarity won’t come quickly. (Argus Leader – Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Misinformation and the coronavirus vaccines (The Pew Charitable Trusts)

March 11, 2021

  • Why easing COVID-19 restrictions too soon could be a boon for coronavirus variants (Los Angeles Times – CA)
  • Minnesota reports 19 COVID-19 deaths, targeted testing for Carver County flare-up (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Fauci’s star rises as relationship with Biden deepens (Politico)
  • First sign of South African variant in Minnesota adds to COVID-19 concerns (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

March 10, 2021

  • Minnesota exceeds 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine recipients in race against variant (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pandemic shapes trial of Chauvin in courtroom (Minnesota Lawyer)
  • Two variants may account for half of New York City’s virus cases, analysis finds. (The New York Times)
  • U.K. COVID variant found in 47 states is more deadly, study finds (Newsweek)
  • Families, long-term care centers deal with vaccine ‘hesitation’ (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

March 9, 2021

March 8, 2021

  • States that allowed indoor dining or did not require masks saw COVID cases and deaths increase (People)
  •  CDC issues new guidelines for vaccinated Americans (HealthDay)
  • Health experts worry about variant-driven surge as states lift restrictions (The Washington Post)
  • Potential COVID-19 Variant Surge Looms Over U.S. (WebMD)
  • The pandemic’s Dr. Doom bets it all (New York Magazine)
  • Twins to learn if fans will be allowed at Target Field ‘any moment’ (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Health experts urge Americans not to drop their guard on COVID as death toll tops 525,000 (MarketWatch)

March 7, 2021

  • Full Osterholm Interview: ‘We have to be practical’ with new guidelines (NBC News – Meet the Press)
  • Minnesota’s long haul: One year of COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Former Biden COVID-19 adviser: ‘We are in the eye of the hurricane right now’ (The Hill)
  • Top disease expert says US in the ‘eye of the hurricane’ as COVID cases decline amid growing concern over spread of UK variant (Business Insider)
  • The US vaccine situation is looking up — but experts say you should keep wearing a mask (Vox)

March 6, 2021

  • Thousands of Minnesotans cross state lines for COVID-19 vaccine (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota data shows disparities in race and ethnicity of who’s getting COVID-19 vaccine. (Sahan Journal)

March 5, 2021

  • Infectious disease expert reveals when and how next coronavirus wave will start (HuffPost)
  • Fauci: US shouldn’t loosen coronavirus restrictions until daily new cases fall below 10,000 (CNN)

March 4, 2021

  • Vaccine sign-up in the D.C. region has been a mess. It didn’t have to be this way, experts say. (The Washington Post)
  • ‘Vaccine hunters’: Online community helps people find COVID vaccine appointments (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Finding better ways to detect and measure infectious viruses in the air (UMN News)
  • If the U.S. can get vaccinated by summer, when do we get concerts back? (Rolling Stone)
  • White, rural spread defined Indiana’s deadly fall coronavirus surge (Indianapolis Star – IN)
  • Long-term care reunions: What families need to know (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

March 3, 2021

  • Republican physicians in Congress call for review of two-dose vaccination strategy (The Washington Post)
  • Team Biden surprises with positive vaccine news (The Hill)

March 2, 2021

  • Rural vaccination rates vary, and data is hard to come by (The Daily Yonder)
  • Should the US start prioritizing first vaccine doses to beat the variants? (MIT Technology Review)
  • Biden promises enough coronavirus vaccine for ‘every adult in America’ by the end of May (The Washington Post)
  • ‘They’re nervous every night’: Biden’s team sends mixed messages on vaccine availability (Politico)

March 1, 2021

  • The heaviest COVID burden afflicts rural people of color (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Toward a post-Covid therapy (Psychology Today)

February 27, 2021

  • COVID strain spread: Top health experts warn of fourth virus peak (KTTC-TV – Rochester, MN)
  • Minnesota’s COVID cases are down, but for how long? (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

February 26, 2021

  • ‘We’re not there yet’: Biden officials issue somber warning about uptick in Covid-19 cases (STAT)
  • Coronavirus news roundup (Scientific American)

February 25, 2021

  • A delays hamper some second coronavirus vaccine doses, a debate rages: Prioritize one shot or two? (The Washington Post)
  • ‘Everything seems so tenuous’: Variants threaten N.Y.C.’s progress on virus (The New York Times)
  • Seniors still frustrated, waiting for vaccines as Minnesota looks to next phase (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

February 24, 2021

  • For children, the COVID surge isn’t over (Axios)
  • In Colorado, it’s a race between COVID-19 variants and the COVID vaccine (Colorado Public Radio)
  • For single folks, the pandemic means balancing risk with loneliness (Rewire)
  • Coronavirus experts frustrated with Fauci, media on mixed vaccine messaging: ‘We will never get to zero risk’ (Fox News)

February 23, 2021

  • For older Minnesotans, whether they’re vaccinated has a lot to do with where they live (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Older people in rural counties more likely to get vaccinated (The Intelligencer – Edwardsville, IL)
  • Older people in rural counties more likely to get vaccinated (The Telegraph – Alton, IL)
  • COVID-19: Is it time for optimism? (WebMD)

February 22, 2021

  • CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service tracks spread, mutations of coronavirus (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm is concerned about UK variant spread in Minnesota, teases major coronavirus report tomorrow (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • State looking into why, how doses expired (Daily Memphian)

February 20, 2021

  • Cuomo aide said top infectious disease doctor spoke to governor ‘regularly,’ but doc denies it (Fox News)
  • Top doctor says adults 65+ need vaccine priority, advises essential workers to use N95 masks (Newsweek)
  • Coronavirus variant spreading in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • When will the pandemic end? Dr. Michael Osterholm weighs in (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

February 19, 2021

  • U of M’s Osterholm denies claim he was ‘chief adviser’ to NY Gov. Cuomo (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Listen to new song dedicated to COVID-19 task force member Dr. Michael Osterholm (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • A song for Michael Osterholm; Minnesota’s two new U.S. Artists Fellows (MinnPost)
  • ‘Vaccine alarmism’: Is ambiguous public messaging hindering COVID-19 vaccination rates? (Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • Nearly one year after the pandemic began, Gov. DeWine reflects on lessons learned (Dayton Business Journal – OH)
  • Vaccine alarmism (The New York Times)

February 18, 2021

  • Michael Osterholm on how new COVID variants could change the pandemic’s trajectory (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Worried about second dose? It’s OK, there’s time, experts say (Daily Memphian)

February 17, 2021

  • As NHL deals with COVID-19 issues, is on-ice transmission among players to blame? (USA Today)
  • University of Minnesota’s Osterholm: Respect COVID-19 aerosol threat (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

  • Prominent scientists call on CDC to better protect workers from Covid (Kaiser Health News)
  • Walz responds to Osterholm’s prediction of a variant-driven spike of COVID-19 (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)

  • Is the worst over for Covid-19? (Bloomberg)

February 16, 2021

  • Former Biden advisers raise concern about mask recommendations, urge wider use of N95s (NBC News)

  • The coronavirus is here to stay — here’s what that means (Nature)
  • How scientists saved Trump’s FDA from politics (The Hill)

February 15, 2021

  • The Jab—how well will vaccines work? (The Economist)
  • As states expand access to vaccines, supply isn’t keeping up (The New York Times)
  • Amid coronavirus variants, US isn’t ‘out of woods’ yet, warns expert: ‘There are more surprises to come’ (Fox News)
  • Epidemiologist on CDC school guidelines, vaccine (CBS News)
  • Minnesota middle and high school students return to classrooms Tuesday (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Michigan sending COVID vaccines to low-income clinics to improve equity (Bridge MI – Ann Arbor, MI)

February 13, 2021

  • Mask-wearing urged to get Minnesota over COVID-19 finish line (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden’s follow-the-science mantra on school meets political reality (Politico)
  • Biden grapples with balancing optimism and tough talk on pandemic’s outlook (CNN)

February 12, 2021

  • D.C. Memo: More like the BideMN Administration (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Take whatever COVID vaccine you can get. All of them stop death and hospitalization. (USA Today)
  • S.D. governor gives state high marks in handling the pandemic. Are they deserved? (Kaiser Health News)

February 11, 2021

  • Minnesota falling behind in equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccine (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm – latest Covid news (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

  • Double masking, does it work? New CDC report says it does in certain situations (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)

  • You asked: Is spring break travel safe this year? (The Washington Post)
  • Despite disparities, Michigan is not gathering race data on COVID vaccines (Bridge MI – Ann Arbor, MI)

February 9, 2021

February 8, 2021

  • COVID-19 variants further strain public health agencies (Pew)
  • What the NFL did to keep Covid-19 off the field during the Super Bowl (Vox)
  • Is it time to wear a better mask for COVID-19? We asked the experts (Time)
  • U.K. COVID variant doubles every 10 days in the U.S. (WebMD)
  • U of M infectious disease expert says single-dose vaccinations needed for COVID-19 variant (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Osterholm warns: no victory lap yet in fight against COVID-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • UMN COVID-19 vaccine team administers 2,000 first doses (The Minnesota Daily)

February 7, 2021

  • Fauci says US should prioritize administering second vaccine dose over giving out first jabs to more Americans (Business Insider)
  • Statistics show thousands of Minnesotans will die after getting the COVID vaccine — but not because of it (Duluth News Tribune – MN)
  • Statistics show thousands of Minnesotans will die after getting the COVID vaccine — but not because of it (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • At critical moment, Minnesotans influence important U.S. policies (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

February 6, 2021

  • ‘Definitely getting better’: The United States is making vaccine progress on several fronts, and experts are encouraged (CNN)
  • Minnesota bill would shield health care providers from COVID-related lawsuits (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

February 5 , 2021

  • Johnson & Johnson requests U.S. authorization for its one-dose COVID vaccine (CBS News)
  • Health officials: ‘Really reconsider’ attending a Super Bowl party (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The coronavirus variant first found in the UK ‘might become dominant’ in the US, Fauci says (Tulsa World – OK)
  • COVID In MN: MDH reports 1,054 new cases, 22 deaths (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

February 4, 2021

  • Health officials to SE Minnesota: ‘Use any opportunity that becomes available’ to get vaccine (Brainerd Dispatch – MN)
  • COVID In Minnesota: 1,400 new cases, 17 more deaths reported; 600,000 vaccine shots given (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • UK COVID variant like a ‘Category 5 hurricane,’ epidemiologist says (New York Post)
  • MDH COVID-19 briefing: 16 cases of UK variant, 2nd case of Brazil variant found in Minnesota (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Osterholm recommends delaying second COVID-19 dose to get more vaccinated (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm recommends delaying 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm: Delaying second vaccine dose could protect more from virus (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

February 3, 2021

  • COVID-19 fuels highest-ever annual Minnesota death count in 2020 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Experts split on delaying Covid-19 vaccine second doses. Here’s why (CNN)
  • U of M infectious disease expert warns lawmakers of another possible ‘major surge’ in COVID-19 cases (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Osterholm recommends delaying second COVID-19 dose to get more vaccinated (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Can a common antidepressant help in the COVID-19 fight? (Los Angeles Times)
  • Superspreader Sunday? (The New York Times)

February 2, 2021

  • Researchers and businesses help boost COVID-19 testing capacity in Montana (Montana Public Radio)
  • What’s the hold up? Why more vaccines haven’t been administered (The Brookings Institute)
  • Are we not using our masks correctly? (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

February 1, 2021

  • 9 Top N.Y. health officials have quit as Cuomo scorns expertise (The New York Times)
  • ‘Category 5’ COVID hurricane approaches, expert says (WebMD)
  • ‘Hurricane is coming’: Expert tells America to brace for contagious new COVID-19 strain (The Hill)
  • Minnesota health officials: Better to wear 1 mask the right way than 2 the wrong way (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What Michael Osterholm has learned one year in to the pandemic (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Good Vaccine News (The New York Times)

January 31, 2021

  • Top epidemiologist says Biden administration needs to focus on first vaccine doses (NBC News)
  • Infectious-disease expert: Speed up vaccinations ahead of potential COVID “hurricane” (Axios)
  • Former Biden Covid advisor says U.S. should prioritize first vaccine doses ahead of potential surge (CNBC)
  • Infectious disease expert warns double-masking ‘can do more harm’ (New York Post)

January 30, 2021

  • Can the arrival of new coronavirus variants scare Americans into better pandemic behavior? (CNN)

January 29, 2021

  • Despite COVID concerns, Wisconsin went ahead with high school hockey. It may be the riskiest winter sport of all. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – WI)
  • Is COVID-19 inspiring more people to study healthcare? Local academics share what they’re seeing (KNSI Radio – St. Cloud, MN)
  • Delayed doses, unfulfilled requests and last-minute allocations: Inside the vaccine rollout (NBC News)
  • Local expert says Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine is ‘almost equivalent’ to Moderna, Pfizer (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul elementary schools start reopening next week. Here’s what to know (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm on COVID variants: We need to understand what’s coming (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Improving hotel sanitation with innovative new steps (Real Estate Management News)

January 28, 2021

  • Many states don’t know who’s getting COVID-19 vaccines. That’s a huge problem for equity (Time)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm on Covid (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Experts: U.S. entering ‘darkest weeks’ of pandemic (WebMD)
  • First known U.S. cases of potent South African COVID-19 variant found in South Carolina (Reuters)
  • COVID-19 cases drop, but variants point to dangers ahead (The Hill)
  • New COVID mutations could prolong pandemic for another year, despite vaccines (Newsweek)

January 27, 2021

  • Biden pledges to speed flow of vaccines to the states (The New York Times)
  • Infectious disease expert warns next 6 to 14 weeks may be ‘darkest’ Of COVID-19 pandemic (The Huffington Post)
  • Osterholm: Double masking could lower your protection against COVID-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden’s ambitious COVID plan: what scientists think. (Nature)

January 26, 2021

  • With COVID-19 variants creeping in, experts suggest two masks are better than one (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Cheap chicken, beef came at a cost. How American meat plants bred coronavirus hot spots (Yahoo! News)
  • ‘We’re in the dark’: The U.S. is way behind on testing for dangerous COVID variants (Fortune)
  • U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 423,000 as Biden prepares to boost daily vaccination targets (MarketWatch)
  • Fact check: Not likely that COVID-19 vaccine was cause of Hank Aaron’s death (USA Today)
  • Targeting St. Louis County, Republican lawmakers seek to curb local control over COVID-19 health orders (Call Newspapers – St. Louis, MO)

January 25, 2021

  • The US just marked 25 million Covid-19 cases. Now it’s a race between vaccines and variants (CNN)
  • Anti-vaccine activists peddle theories that Covid shots are deadly, undermining vaccination (Kaiser Health News)
  • First U.S. case of highly transmissible Brazil coronavirus variant identified in Minnesota (The Washington Post)
  • Minnesota confirms America’s 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Governor Walz to announce ‘sweeping’ education plan Monday (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID takes bite out of Minnesota health care labor market (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

January 24, 2021

  • History’s lesson for Biden: stuff happens (Bloomberg)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm gets 1st COVID vaccine dose (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

January 23, 2021

  • Baseball legend and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron dead at 86, two weeks after receiving COVID-19 vaccine; health officials reiterate vaccine’s safety (Atlanta Black Star)
  • Covid shot scarcity weighs on hopes for Biden’s global push (Bloomberg)
  • Minnesota on guard against coronavirus variants (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

January 22, 2021

  • U.S. coronavirus cases are falling, but variants could erase progress (The New York Times)
  • A year ago I asked: How bad could Covid get? Now we know (Wired)
  • Pennsylvania nurses call for staffing, funding to support patients (Pocono Record – Stroudsberg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania nurses call for staffing, funding to support patients (The Times – Aliquippa, PA)
  • Reopening elementary schools: How it’s done matters (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

January 21, 2021

  • Judge rejects prosecution’s request to hold one trial in George Floyd’s death (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Will vaccines work against the new coronavirus variants? (HealthDay)
  • Biden calls for a wartime approach to the pandemic. What needs to be done? (PBS NewsHour)
  • Some states want to buy their own COVID vaccines. The Biden administration says no. (CBS News)
  • Transitional justice in the U.S.; Biden’s coronavirus response (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • A year into the Covid crisis, scientists explain what we learned — and what we got wrong (CNBC)
  • What do we know about COVID variants? (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • As Trump leaves U.S. without vaccination plan, states cancel appointments due to low supplies (Newsweek)
  • Missouri lawmakers aim to limit local COVID-19 orders (The Blue Springs Examiner – Independence, MO)
  • Republican lawmakers seek to curb local control over COVID-19 health orders (Columbia Daily Tribune – MO)

January 20, 2021

  • State, with support from epidemiologist Osterholm, requests delay of George Floyd trial (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

  • Prosecutors seek to recombine trials of ex-police officers charged in Floyd killing (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden team fears virus surge imperils pledge to curb pandemic (Bloomberg)

January 19, 2021

  • Vaccines in the Med City: New pilot site prepares to open despite limited supply (KTTC TV – Rochester, MN)
  • State asks judge to reconsider separate trials in Floyd case due to ‘potentially catastrophic consequences for public health’ (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Citing ‘serious threat to public health,’ prosecutors ask judge to reconsider holding two trials in George Floyd’s death (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

  • Biden adviser says variants could turn the pandemic into a situation “unlike anything we’ve seen yet” (CNN)

  • U.K. COVID-19 variant detected across U.S. as nation races to distribute vaccines (CBS News)
  • The U.S. is changing how states will get COVID-19 vaccines (Verywell Health)
  • Biden Covid adviser challenges Cuomo’s letter to buy vaccine directly from Pfizer (NBC News)

January 18, 2021

  • KARE 11 Investigates: COVID racial disparities worse than thought (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden Covid advisor challenges Cuomo’s letter to buy vaccine directly from Pfizer (CNBC)

  • COVID In MN: Walz announces pilot program to vaccinate 65+, educators; ‘patience’ urged (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Health 202: Here are six key ways Biden is promising to fight the coronavirus pandemic (The Washington Post)
  • Sci-fi or reality? The high-tech ways hotels try to make us feel safe during a pandemic (The Points Guy – UK)

January 17, 2021

  • What happens if second COVID-19 vaccine dose is delayed? (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden takes over at perilous moment (The Hill)

January 16, 2021

  • New coronavirus variant could take over by spring, experts say (The Dallas Morning News – TX)
  • Biden team plan shake-up to get coronavirus shots into US arms (The Guardian)

January 15, 2021

  • Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden proposes a science-led New Deal to end pandemic suffering (Science)
  • Mississippi faces delays in vaccinating nursing home residents as Covid cases rise (NBC News)

January 14, 2021

  • Osterholm: Worst of pandemic may be yet to come (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota takes limited step to expand vaccine eligibility (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The U.S. needs more covid testing, and Minnesota has found a way (Bloomberg)
  • Experts warn of vaccine stumbles ‘out of the gate’ because Trump officials refused to consult with Biden team (The Washington Post)

  • Amid last minute changes and funding shortfalls, Biden adviser predicts a slow start to the ‘100 million vaccines in 100 days’ goal (STAT)

January 13, 2021

  • Minnesota’s vaccine progress being hit by federal delays, leaders say (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Our rural hometowns aren’t immune from COVID-19’s impact (AgDaily)

January 12, 2021

  • Minnesota pushes for weekend shots to boost COVID vaccine rate (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota tempers expectations for expanded COVID-19 vaccine rollout (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • ‘We’re in a race’: Minnesota scrambles as feds shift vaccine strategy (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Three health experts weigh in on the future of COVID (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Federal government gives states green light to vaccinate anyone 65 and older (CBS News)
  • Michael Osterholm on COVID vaccine rollout (CBS News)
  • US reports over 200K new Covid-19 cases every single day for a week straight (CNN)
  • Study: In school talks, pay attention to pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19 (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Pediatric hospitalization for COVID-19 increasing across states (HealthDay)
  • U.S. Capitol storming likely a coronavirus ‘surge event’ (19fortyfive.com)

January 11, 2021

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm: COVID-19 Update (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus: vaccine distribution with Michael Osterholm (The Washington Post)
  • Need for speed in vaccines heaps pressure on health teams (Medscape)
  • MDH: New COVID strain likely broadly circulating in Minnesota (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)

January 10, 2021

  • More contagious virus variant discovered in Twin Cities area (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

January 9, 2021

  • Minnesota reports first cases of coronavirus variant (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus vaccine: Thousands of Southwest Ohio shots sit on shelves for weeks (Journal-News – Middletown, OH)
  • Coronavirus vaccine: Thousands of Southwest Ohio shots sit on shelves for weeks (WCPO TV – Cincinnati, OH)

January 8, 2021

  • 5 reasons the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout is behind schedule (Verywell Health)
  • What Dr. Michael Osterholm says about new coronavirus strains (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • COVID-19 variant not found in Minnesota, but remains a concern (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • CDC has not seen emergence of a highly contagious U.S. variant of coronavirus (CNBC)
  • CDC has not seen emergence of a highly contagious U.S. variant of coronavirus (WBTS TV – Boston, MA)

January 6, 2021

  • Dirty facts about winter clothing (and tips for keeping it clean) (MSN)
  • Luther students ask college to delay return to in-person classes (Iowa Public Radio)

January 5, 2021

  • More new Covid strains likely to arrive in U.S., epidemiologist says (CNBC)

  • These three states have the worst Covid infection rates of anywhere in the world (NBC News)
  • Biden advisor on the new Covid-19 strain, ramping up vaccine distribution (CNBC)

January 4, 2021

  • The Health 202: When will 2021 feel normal again? Here’s what eight experts predict. (The Washington Post)
  • Easy-to-Spread Covid Variant in U.S. Amps Up Vaccine Urgency (Bloomberg)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm: COVID-19 Update (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Statehouses could prove to be hothouses for virus infection (Associated Press)

January 1, 2021

  • Tap U’s expertise to help Minnesota thrive (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

December 31, 2020

  • The power to limit the spread of the virus is still in our hands (Lonsdale Area News-Review – MN)

  • Gov. DeWine has fought COVID-19 with determination but is hobbled by an archaic system (Cleveland.com)

December 30, 2020

  • Football mom Dawn Gillman has built a movement for kids to play sports (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, researchers still seek diverse pool for clinical trials (Marketplace)
  • COVID-19, stress and pregnancy (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)

December 29, 2020

  • Minneapolis drug safety advocate worries COVID-19 vaccine was rushed, experts assure it’s safe (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Where Year Two of the pandemic will take us (The Atlantic)
  • Pandemic regrets? Experts have a few (Bloomberg)

  • More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track (PBS NewsHour)

  • Why you should wear a mask even after getting COVID-19 or the vaccine (CNET)

December 28, 2020

  • The plague year (The New Yorker)

  • More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • What kind of medical cost coverage has the CARES Act offered Americans? (Marketplace)

December 26, 2020

  • As outbreak slows, experts say experience convinced Midwest of COVID-19 dangers (Madison.com)
  • Experts say experience convinced Midwest of virus dangers (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

December 25, 2020

  • Experts say experience convinced Midwest of virus dangers (Associated Press)

December 24, 2020

  • Will the COVID vaccine be fairly distributed? (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  • Minnesota student and U of M Associate Professor both create unique technology to help during COVID-19 (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)

December 23, 2020

December 22, 2020

  • We need to talk about the Covid-19 deaths of healthcare workers (Forbes)
  • U of M researchers create tool to calculate COVID-19 risk for holiday gatherings (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

December 21, 2020

  • When will the economy return back to “normal”? (Marketplace)
  • Epidemiologists urge a cautious Christmas, after Thanksgiving surge in some states (National Public Radio)

  • Concern growing over mutated COVID-19 virus according to Dr. Osterholm (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Scientists eye new coronavirus variant (CBS News)

December 19, 2020

  • World looks to spring for virus relief as vaccinations start (Bloomberg)
  • U of M seeks volunteers for grocery store worker antibody study (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)

December 18, 2020

  • NYC restaurant owners get a bathroom break, but not much else in latest shutdown rules (CBS News)

  • Hang in there, help is on the way (The New York Times)

  • America is finally about to get a lot more coronavirus tests. The question now: How best to use them? (The Washington Post)

December 17, 2020

  • University of Minnesota grocery store worker antibody study to help unlock COVID-19 clues (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M grad creates home hospital program, allows patients to recover ‘remotely’ (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • How the government decides who should get vaccinated first (MinnPost)

December 16, 2020

  • Expert explains why elementary schools are allowed to reopen in January (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M infectious disease expert: New vaccines will ‘revolutionize’ vaccine production (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Pharmacy chains will lead vaccine delivery to seniors in long-term care (Marketplace)
  • Comparing virus surges (The New York Times)

December 15, 2020

  • What does success look like for the Covid-19 vaccine effort? (STAT)
  • Walz: K-5 schools, gyms can open, but bars, restaurants stay closed to indoor service (The Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Despite COVID vaccine arriving you should still wear a mask and not gather for the holidays (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

December 14, 2020

  • Dr. Osterholm: The states are not ready to distribute this vaccine properly (Yahoo! News)
  • Almost half of Americans don’t wear masks around family and friends, poll suggests (Forbes)
  • US Covid deaths pass 300,000 as first Americans receive coronavirus vaccine (The Guardian)
  • Should the US pay people to take COVID-19 vaccine to reach herd immunity? (Newsweek)
  • Nature’s 10: ten people who helped shape science in 2020 (Nature)

December 13, 2020

  • The coronavirus vaccine rollout will be messy. People will have to deal with that. (KAKE TV – Wichita, KS)
  • COVID-19 vaccines are coming to the U.S., but health officials still urge caution (National Public Radio)

December 12, 2020

  • Minnesota trending to a grim holiday milestone in COVID-19 deaths (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden starts countering Trump’s messaging on vaccine (Politico)
  • Rural health systems challenged by COVID-19 surge (National Public Radio)

December 11, 2020

  • The TCB 100 – 2021 (Twin Cities Business Magazine)
  • Avoiding holiday parties this year is not being a grinch. It’s being safe (Kaiser Health News)
  • ‘During this interview, 10-12 people will die from covid’: Dr. Osterholm speaks to the scary reality (MSNBC)
  • ‘Fauci Effect’ creates surge in medical school applicants (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)

December 10, 2020

  • Cancer patients often excluded in US state crisis-standards-of-care guidelines (Reuters)
  • ‘I became a lightning rod’: Wisconsin health officers have been vilified and threatened during COVID-19, and some have quit (Post Crescent – Appleton, WI)
  • True number of COVID-19 cases in US could actually be 105 million with only one in seven infections reported, CDC estimates show (The Daily Mail – UK)
  • Americans get stern holiday COVID warning: ‘No Christmas parties’ (Reuters)
  • Med school applications surge as more young people are motivated to join health care industry (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden COVID-19 adviser: ‘There is not a safe Christmas party in this country right now’ (The Hill)
  • Bah humbug: Biden coronavirus adviser urges Americans to skip Christmas celebrations (FOX News)
  • Biden’s COVID-19 adviser: Your Christmas party is likely not safe (The Daily Beast)

December 9, 2020

  • At least 22 COVID-19 outbreaks linked to Sask. hockey teams, leagues or curling clubs in less than 4 weeks (CBC News – CAN)
  • How food insecurity, safety and discrimination are impacting young adults (The Minnesota Daily)
  • As 2020 comes to an end, here’s what we still don’t know about COVID-19 (Science News)

December 8, 2020

  • How America’s Covid-19 epidemic ends (Vox)
  • First signs of Thanksgiving COVID-19 wave emerge (The Hill)
  • Coronavirus has an optics issue (Yahoo! News)

December 7, 2020

  • What can we glean from the latest COVID-19 data? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Dr. Osterholm: ‘We need a comprehensive plan’ for vaccine distribution (MSNBC)
  • 21 COVID-19 deaths push Minnesota above 4,000 for pandemic (The Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden’s CDC pick, a savvy communicator, will take over at a time when agency’s voice has been muted (STAT)
  • Covid made Mitch McConnell’s ‘grim reaper’ nickname into reality (MSNBC)

December 6, 2020

  • Norman Borlaug, Michael Osterholm seem cut from the same cloth (Des Moines Register – IA)
  • How to help families of lost coronavirus caregivers (The Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

December 5, 2020

  • ‘Surge upon a surge’: Dr. Fauci warns of COVID-19 infections that are worse than any previous surge (MarketWatch)

December 4, 2020

  • Youth sports have been hit with few coronavirus outbreaks so far. Why is ice hockey so different? (The Washington Post)
  • University faculty report high levels of burnout during pandemic (The Minnesota Daily)
  • What can we glean from the latest COVID-19 data? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Dr. Fauci warns Americans to stay home this Christmas as U.S. breaks new Covid-19 records (Gizmodo)
  • What educators need to hear from Biden on COVID-19 (Education Week)
  • How 700 epidemiologists are living now, and what they think is next (The New York Times)

December 3, 2020

  • In rural Washington, a small county gets ahead of the curve for vaccination planning (The Daily Yonder)
  • Grim day in U.S. as Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations set tecords (The New York Times)
  • High school winter sports season proposal headlines Thursday’s MSHSL meeting (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The White House could still be crawling with the coronavirus on Inauguration Day. It’s a scenario that’s keeping Biden’s allies up at night. (Business Insider)

December 2, 2020

  • Infectious disease expert on new quarantine time: This is a smart move (CNN)
  • As holidays loom, Dr. Fauci warns of ‘a surge that has really surpassed the others’ (MarketWatch)
  • Thanksgiving is over. Christmas is coming. What now? (MarketWatch)
  • A winter in isolation: How to stay connected during a lonely pandemic (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Is it possible to debunk pandemic misinformation? (Health in 30)
  • Officials aim to maximize benefit, minimize harm in vaccine distribution (WPDE TV – Conway, SC)
  • CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices votes on who is in Phase 1a of COVID-19 vaccine rollout (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)

December 1, 2020

November 30, 2020

  • Biden adviser on likely coronavirus surge (CBS News)
  • Nov. 30 Coronavirus updates: Experts warn of case surge from Thanksgiving travel (NBC News)
  • Massive coronavirus vaccine effort faces enormous challenges in California (The Mercury News –  San Jose, CA)
  • Kashkari calls Yellen an ‘inspired’ pick for Treasury, urges more economic aid from Washington now (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID hospital crisis continues to deepen as holiday season nears (Axios)
  • Why school districts are bringing back younger children first (The New York Times)
  • Clearing up confusion on potential COVID-19 vaccines, testing (Minnesota Public Radio)

November 29, 2020

November 28, 2020

  • Commentary: Let’s get through the challenging times ahead together (SW News Media – Savage, MN)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 status is ‘quite precarious’ (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Daily Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. rise back toward the record level set in April (The New York Times)

November 27, 2020

  • Minnesota sets new one-day high with 101 deaths from the coronavirus (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Love Letter: Craving comfort and connection (The New York Times)
  • How US Hospitals are stretched way too thin due to Covid-19 (The New York Times)

November 26, 2020

  • Thanksgiving coronavirus surge could turn into the Christmas surge, health professor warns (CNN)
  • Physicians fear ‘darkest days of modern American medical history’ coming after Thanksgiving (The Daily Beast)

November 25, 2020

  • Despite drop in passengers, thousands still travel for holiday against recommendation (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Thanksgiving coronavirus surge could turn into the Christmas surge, health professor warns (KTEN TV – Denison, TX)
  • University’s infectious disease unit receives $25,000 grant to continue COVID-19 research (The Minnesota Daily – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota reports record-tying 72 COVID-19 deaths, 6,399 new infections (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • 101 COVID deaths reported Friday, while Osterholm says a surge will likely happen after Thanksgiving (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • New COVID-19 fund to aid families of felled POC health care workers (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  • Health experts: Even after negative test, gathering for Thanksgiving is risky (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • University’s infectious disease unit receives $25,000 grant to continue COVID-19 research (The Minnesota Daily)

November 24, 2020

  • Lyndale, Whittier, Cedar-Isles-Dean see highest COVID-19 case rates in Southwest (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm: School districts can provide ‘relatively safe environment’ for elementary students (KTTC TV – Rochester, MN)
  • ‘Not normal times’: health experts on how they are spending Thanksgiving (The Guardian)
  • The ‘daunting’ hurdles of distributing Covid-19 vaccines in America (The Guardian)
  • Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic? (The Associated Press)
  • Lyndale, Whittier, Cedar-Isles-Dean see highest COVID-19 case rates in Southwest (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Younger adults are struggling with food insecurity as the pandemic continues (KIMT TV – Mason City, Iowa)

November 23, 2020

  • Staying safe this Thanksgiving (The New York Times)
  • Biden to spotlight CDC officials shunned by Trump (Politico)
  • Everything you wanted to know about air purifiers and coronavirus (Vice)

November 22, 2020

  • ‘My heart aches’: Minnesota seniors brace for a long and lonely holiday season (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

November 21, 2020

  • CDC study links Sturgis motorcycle rally to Covid-19 spread in Minnesota (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Meet the Press Blog: Latest news, analysis and data driving the political discussion (NBC News)

November 20, 2020

  • The Weekly Pulse: Thanksgiving could be a “massive superspreader event”; Dolly Parton behind COVID vaccine (Ms. Magazine)
  • Watch Healthy Returns: Biden Covid Advisory Board member Dr. Michael Osterholm (CNBC)
  • US reports record 187833 new Covid cases as CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel (CNBC)
  • Biden promises ‘no national shutdown’ despite surge in COVID-19 (Arizona Mirror)
  • Americans flock for Covid-19 tests ahead of Thanksgiving (Financial Times)
  • Biden Covid advisory board member: Team needs information now to ‘hit the ground running’ (Yahoo! News)
  • What 635 epidemiologists are doing for Thanksgiving (The New York Times)

November 19, 2020

  • University of Minnesota infectious disease expert says ‘real possibility’ COVID-19 vaccine arrives by Christmas (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm warns of Thanksgiving gatherings and political divisions in COVID battle (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 spike across Northland this week (Duluth News Tribune – MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm: We must do more to reduce transmission (Yahoo! News)
  • How do I make Thanksgiving grocery shopping safer? (The New York Times)
  • Biden plows forward with COVID planning despite transition delays (Kaiser Health News)
  • We need a new COVID-19 stimulus package now (The Hill)
  • Report: 20% of Covid-19 patients develop mental health issues (The Daily Yonder)

November 18, 2020

  • US passes 250,000 deaths from coronavirus (The Guardian)
  • Did Trump delay the arrival of at-home coronavirus testing? (The Atlantic)
  • U.S. Covid death toll passes 250,000 as experts warn worst is ahead (Forbes)
  • The next Covid-19 superspreading event: Thanksgiving (Vox)
  • What Minnesota’s flu vaccine rates can tell us about a COVID-19 vaccine rollout (Minnesota Reformer)

November 17, 2020

  • What do we know about holiday COVID safety? Good Question (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota receiving drug to prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Telling people to wear ‘masks and wash your hands isn’t enough,’ says Biden’s Covid advisory board member (CNBC)
  • Relief fund will support families of healthcare workers who died of COVID-19 (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • What do we know about holiday COVID safety? Good Question (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

November 16, 2020

  • The Covid curves are bending the wrong way (Politico)
  • U of M doctor launches fund for fallen health care workers (Brainerd Dispatch – MN)
  • ‘More people may die,’ Biden says, if Trump goes on blocking pandemic cooperation (Reuters UK)
  • In the absence of a White House response, states move to slow infections. (The New York Times)
  • Here are the major hurdles ahead for Covid-19 vaccine distribution in the US (The Guardian)
  • The greatest gift to loved ones this Covid winter? Don’t infect others (The New York Times)
  • National fund started in Minnesota for families of health care workers who died of COVID (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Top U of M epidemiologist announces partnership to support families of healthcare workers (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • COVID-19 advisory board member Dr. Michael Osterholm on virus surge (Yahoo!)
  • Moderna vaccine news draws Dr. Osterholm’s praise (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • MDH tells people to ‘stop their social gatherings’ (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • America needs to close down (Vox)

November 15, 2020

  • Covid-19 hits rural nursing homes, which are among those least equipped to fight it (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Health officials sound alarm over impact of Trump’s transition blockade (Politico)
  • Mystery of how long people lose taste and smell from COVID-19 (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Michigan, Washington state impose severe COVID-19 restrictions as U.S. infections soar (Reuters)
  • ‘The time is now, Minnesota.’ Leaders plead with public to curb COVID. (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Minnesota in ‘desperate and dangerous place’ with COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Meet the Press – November 15, 2020 (NBC News)
  • Biden advisers urge immediate COVID-19 action as U.S. infections close in on 11 million (Duluth News Tribune – MN)
  • Experts say stay home this Thanksgiving, ‘bubble’ before if you’ll go anyway (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • National lockdown to contain Covid surge is a ‘measure of last resort,’ top Biden health advisor says (CNBC)
  • Delayed start to transition of power hurts coronavirus-fighting effort, Biden team says (Los Angeles Times)

November 14, 2020

  • Poll: 2 in 5 Americans are likely to attend a large gathering this holiday season (Vox)
  • How Minnesotans are rethinking Thanksgiving during the pandemic (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden task force member: ‘We are entering this period that I call COVID hell’ (Yahoo!)
  • Winter visitors are still coming to Arizona, and they could be bringing COVID-19 (AZ Central – Phoenix, AZ)

November 13, 2020

  • Trump takes flak for focusing on election battle, not surging virus (FOX News)
  • MDH TXTS U 2 get 411 on contact tracing (The Bemidji Pioneer – MN)
  • ‘Now is the time’: Walz, Osterholm urge Minnesotans to buckle down to stop COVID-19 spread (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Osterholm: Action on COVID-19 can’t wait for new task force (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Paying workers to stay home 4 to 6 weeks could contain pandemic, says Biden coronavirus advisor (CNBC)
  • A Biden COVID-19 advisor suggested a national lockdown lasting up to 6 weeks, but said the idea was unlikely to gain support (Business Insider)
  • Biden coronavirus advisers nix national U.S. lockdown (Reuters)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm said absence of national leadership has led to confusion on coronavirus mitigation efforts (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

November 12, 2020

  • 6 things parents say that may trigger disordered eating in kids (MSN)
  • Metro Transit to passengers: Mask up, please (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Help, I’m invited to a big pandemic wedding! (Everyday Health)
  • ‘COVID hell.’ “Humanitarian Disaster.’ Experts sound alarm about the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. (The Washington Post)
  • Winter Travel Alert: Biden Covid advisor floats nationwide shutdown for 4 to 6 weeks (Forbes)
  • Biden adviser walks back earlier proposal calling for lockdown (ABC News)
  • Mike Osterholm speaks at St. Olaf College on facing winter of ‘COVID hell’ (Minnesota Public Radio)

November 11, 2020

  • How Gov. Walz’s new COVID guidelines will shape Thanksgiving for Minnesotans (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U.S. prepares for worst four months of the pandemic as it stares down the ‘darkest’ days yet (CNBC)
  • Biden COVID-19 adviser says US could manage pandemic with 4- to 6-week lockdown (New York Post)
  • Biden Covid advisor says U.S. lockdown of 4 to 6 weeks could control pandemic and revive economy (CNBC)
  • Coronavirus: New York imposes measures in ‘last chance’ against new wave (BBC)
  • As India lowers its guard, experts worry that cases could jump again. (The New York Times)
  • Biden seeks to use the bully pulpit he has on COVID-19 (The Hill)
  • ‘Two-way street’: Masks protect wearers and everyone else (NBC News)
  • These 5 states just set records for COVID-19 deaths (HuffPost)
  • 4-to-6 week lockdown, financial help could get COVID-19 controlled, Biden task force member says (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Joe Biden’s COVID plan is taking shape — and researchers approve (Nature)

November 10, 2020

  • Member of Biden’s COVID advisory board says don’t be ‘surprised when we hit 200,000 cases a day’ (Newsweek)
  • U.S. officials ready to assist medical facilities as COVID-19 hospitalizations soar (Reuters)
  • Biden coronavirus adviser ‘concerned’ about military planning to distribute vaccine (The Hill)
  • Seventh straight day of 100,000 new US Covid cases as hospitalizations hit a high point (The Guardian)
  • Michael Osterholm named to transition COVID-19 advisory board (UMN News)
  • Disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm says we’re in ‘darkest days’ of pandemic until vaccine available next spring (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Thanksgiving is not going to help (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates may be even higher than state says (The Gazette – Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Emerging adults are struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic (UMN News)

November 9, 2020

  • For online grocery shopping, figuring out nutritional quality can be challenging (The Washington Post)
  • President-Elect Biden names new Covid-19 task force – What’s the enthusiasm about? (Forbes)
  • U Of M’s Michael Osterholm tapped for Biden’s COVID-19 task force (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Walz: No return to statewide stay-at-home order (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Biden cheers vaccine progress but says masks remain a must (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Biden targets virus as his White House transition begins (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm joins Biden’s COVID task force, hopes to work with Trump team (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Biden names Michael Osterholm to COVID-19 advisory board (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
  • President-elect Joe Biden names coronavirus task force, includes local expert (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Minnesota’s Dr. Michael Osterholm part of President-elect Biden’s coronavirus task force (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Biden win signals shift in virus response (Bloomberg Government)
  • Rick Bright, Atul Gawande on Biden’s Covid task force (Politico)
  • Biden transition team unveils members of Covid-19 task force (STAT)
  • Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech is strongly effective, early data from large trial indicate (STAT)
  • Here’s who’s on President-elect Biden’s newly formed Transition Covid-19 advisory board (CNN)
  • Meet the members of president-elect Biden’s coronavirus task force (PBS NewsHour)
  • Biden unveils coronavirus crisis team tasked with curbing surging cases (Axios)

November 8, 2020

  • 5,908 new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, another record; 31 more deaths (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

November 7, 2020

  • President-elect Joe Biden announces Covid task force (CNBC)

November 6, 2020

  • Climate policy and the election, COVID winter forecast, murder hornets. Nov 6, 2020, Part 1 (Science Friday)

November 5, 2020

  • In coronavirus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned (Tampa Bay Times – FL)
  • Minnesota needs to turn back ‘dial’ as COVID spreads (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Twin Cities hospitals reporting limited ICU beds amid COVID-19 surge (Becker’s Hospital Review)

November 4, 2020

  • In virus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned (Associated Press News)
  • As the coronavirus continues to spread, covid-19 trails the economy as top issue for voters, exit polling shows (The Washington Post)
  • ‘Red alert’ for hospital ICU beds in Twin Cities amid COVID-19 surge (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm on coronavirus: ‘Our hospitals are going to be overrun’ (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Walz requests FEMA support as MN COVID-19 situation worsens (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Minnesota ICU capacity pressured as COVID-19 cases climb (Houston Chronicle – TX)
  • In virus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned (Associated Press News)

November 3, 2020

  • Poor US pandemic response will reverberate in health care politics for years, health scholars warn (The Conversation)

November 2, 2020

  • The US is facing its darkest months yet in the pandemic, and the election may not help (CNN)
  • A look at the state of the pandemic (WBUR-Radio – Boston, MA)
  • A look at the state of the pandemic (National Public Radio)
  • Voting in person is roughly as safe as going to the grocery store (Vox)

November 1, 2020

October 31, 2020

  • South Dakota’s positive virus rate hits 46%—but Noem aide says ‘we feel pretty good’ (The Daily Beast)

October 30, 2020

  • Minnesota study: Home, community more risky for health care providers than patients with COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Experts: little need to sanitize Halloween candy wrappers (Spectrum News)
  • U.S. surpasses 9 million coronavirus cases (CBS News)
  • Infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm says trick-or-treating can be done safely (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Missouri county health agencies struggle to get federal COVID-19 funds (News Tribune – Jefferson City, MO)

October 29, 2020

  • It may be time to reset expectations on when we’ll get a Covid-19 vaccine (STAT)
  • Top U of M epidemiologist: Tighter social restrictions needed to stop COVID-19 surge in Minnesota (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • ‘Emotional rollercoaster’: County health agencies struggle to get federal COVID-19 funds (Missouri Independent – Jefferson City, MO)
  • ‘Emotional rollercoaster’: County health agencies struggle to get federal COVID-19 funds (Daily American Republic – Poplar Bluff, MO)

October 28, 2020

October 27, 2020

  • Some Americans refuse to wear masks even as their hometowns become covid-19 hot spots (The Washington Post)
  • The Covid Thanksgiving: Outdoor Heaters, Virtual Meals, grandma stays home (The Wall Street Journal)

October 26, 2020

  • Are we entering the darkest weeks of the pandemic? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared (The Washington Post)
  • Coronavirus: AAA survey finds 1 in 5 Minnesotans plan to travel during the holidays (Bring Me The News)
  • U.S. hits highest daily number of coronavirus cases since pandemic began (The Washington Post)
  • Reimagining America’s infectious-disease defense (Yahoo! News)
  • States, U.S. set new records for COVID cases (WebMD)
  • Trump’s EPA refuses to reduce pollutants linked to coronavirus deaths (Salon)

October 25, 2020

  • Despite the Trump administration’s new policy, many pharmacies still won’t vaccinate children against flu (KITV-TV – Honolulu, HI)
  • Despite what Trump says, the U.S. breaks COVID infection record just 11 days before the election (Salon)

October 24, 2020

  • With COVID gathering strength, don’t let guard down (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • ‘On the brink’: US coronavirus cases surge in final days before election (The Guardian – UK)
  • Minnesotans adjust holiday plans: ‘This is not a typical year’ (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • How Marquette County’s heart disease affects virus (The Mining Journal – Marquette, MI)

October 23, 2020

  • Experts discuss issues presented by the pandemic (The Spectrum – Fargo, ND)
  • Welcome to the rural wave: Rural cases Are Likely to Keep Climbing (The Daily Yonder)
  • Health expert: ‘Darkest days’ of COVID lie ahead (Waseca County News – MN)
  • U.S. hits highest daily number of coronavirus cases since pandemic began (The Washington Post)
  • Coronavirus pandemic is causing ‘unacceptable’ shortages in US drug supplies, report says (CNN)
  • COVID-19 herd immunity strategy fits Donald Trump’s failures in coronavirus war (USA Today)

October 22, 2020

  • The accuracy of death certificates has never been more important (Los Angeles Times)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm predicts dark days ahead for coronavirus cases (KMSP-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

October 21, 2020

  • The EPA refuses to reduce pollutants linked to coronavirus deaths (ProPublica)
  • America’s third Covid-19 surge is here. It was predictable — and preventable. (Vox)
  • Is it safe to vote in person? Experts say yes — with a few conditions. (Vox)

October 20, 2020

  • NDSU Public Health hosts panel to discuss pandemic response (KVRR-TV – Fargo, ND)
  • As cases rise, COVID fatigue can’t be ignored (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • 1,632 new Minnesota COVID-19 infections as case growth outpaces testing (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

October 19, 2020

  • What a summer of COVID-19 taught scientists about indoor vs. outdoor transmission (FiveThirtyEight)
  • “The next 6 to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,” expert says (CNN)
  • One motorcycle rally may have triggered COVID-19s new Midwest surge (Popular Science)
  • ‘Darkest part of the pandemic’ is approaching, says public health expert (PBS News Hour)
  • Of course we’re tired of the coronavirus, Mr. President. Wishful thinking won’t make it go away. (The Washington Post)
  • Infectious disease expert: Coming weeks will be ‘darkest’ of COVID-19 (The New York Post)
  • Osterholm: Next 6-12 weeks will be ‘darkest’ of pandemic (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Epidemiologist warns next 6 to 12 weeks will be ‘darkest of the entire pandemic’ (MSN)
  • Oct. 19 update on COVID-19 in MN: Big holiday gatherings too risky? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Top infectious-disease expert says ‘the next 6 to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic’ (Business Insider)
  • The coming weeks will be ‘darkest of the entire pandemic,’ infectious diseases expert says (The Hill)

October 18, 2020

  • North Dakota coronavirus news, Oct. 18: Pandemic panel discussion set (Bismarck Tribune – ND)
  • Trump keeps on holding rallies even as Covid-19 cases surge (Vox)
  • The ‘darkest’ period of the coronavirus pandemic is still to come, warns top infectious-disease doctor (MarketWatch)
  • As the virus surges, stark differences over what is around the corner (The New York Times)
  • Minnesota health officials hoping for COVID-19 wake-up call (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

October 17, 2020

  • With recent local COVID surge, experts say it’s time to recommit to life-saving precautions (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

October 16, 2020

  • Health experts’ Thanksgiving advice in the time of Covid: plan, plan, plan (STAT)
  • Covid cases extend ‘troubling’ U.S. surge, signaling more deaths (Bloomberg)
  • With the holidays coming, Covid cases likely to surge during ‘six weeks of superspreader events’ (NBC News)
  • U of M infectious disease expert: Next 6 to 12 weeks could prove to be difficult in state’s battle with COVID-19 (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm says from a scientific standpoint, herd immunity ‘has the value of pixie dust’ (MSNBC)
  • Covid-19 Live Updates: New cases trend upward in most of the U.S. (The New York Times)

October 15, 2020

  • Why Covid-19 is spreading again: fatigue, colder weather, eased restrictions (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Federal rural health panel led by former Gov. Jeff Colyer offers little help for public on COVID-19 (Kansas Reflector)
  • New NIH clinical trial run by the U of M School of Public Health tests a combination of drugs to treat COVID-19 (UMN News)
  • US ‘headed in the wrong direction’ as a 3rd peak nears (The New York Times)
  • COVID-19 cases in USA grow at a speed not seen since June, the start of the summer peak (USA Today)
  • As restrictions ease, movie theaters struggle with few new films, fearful consumers (WSYX-TV – Columbus, OH)

October 14, 2020

  • National Guard called in to help contain COVID outbreaks at two Minnesota nursing homes (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota leads recruitment to new COVID-19 antibody trial (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm echoes WHO warning against herd immunity (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Some states raising doubts about federal tests sent to nursing homes (ABC News Radio)
  • States face monumental challenges readying vaccine distribution (Bloomberg)

October 13, 2020

  • Eli Lilly’s antibody trial is paused over potential safety concerns (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Health officials sound alarm over surge of new coronavirus cases (CBS News)
  • Analysis: Trump takes his Covid misinformation machine back on the road (CNN)

October 12, 2020

October 11, 2020

  • Doctor says Trump is no longer infectious after COVID-19 diagnosis (HealthDay)
  • New Minnesota COVID-19 milestone shows significant amount of virus transmission, health officials say (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

October 10, 2020

  • Trump’s rally linked to at least nine Minnesota COVID cases (Mother Jones)

October 9, 2020

  • As virus hits neighbors hard, Minnesota warned not to relax (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Controlling COVID: What did we learn from the Vikings-Titans game? (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • As COVID hits neighboring states hard, Minnesota warned not to relax (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota’s Andy Slavitt: An influential voice on COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Upper Midwest sees COVID-19 surge as Northeast worries about a second wave (Medical Xpress)
  • Dr. Birx warns of ‘troubling signs’ in North East with new rise in COVID-19 cases indicating a ‘very different’ spread of the virus and says ‘what we did in the spring is not going to work in the fall’ (The Daily Mail – UK)
  • Controlling COVID: What did we learn from the Vikings-Titans game? (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • The Northeast held the virus in check. Now cases are inching up again. (The New York Times)
  • Yes, you need to tell people if you have Covid-19. Here’s how to do it. (Medium)
  • Black volunteers needed for COVID trials (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)

October 8, 2020

  • Tool helps track COVID-19 superspreader events (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm says number of Minnesota’s COVID cases are concerning (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

October 7, 2020

  • How to watch the vice presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence (Vox)
  • Dissecting the COVID-19 response (The Timberjay – St. Louis County, MN)
  • Health experts thrash North Dakota’s new quarantine guidelines:’This is highly dangerous’ (Inforum)
  • Getting health care was already tough in rural areas. The pandemic has made it worse (National Public Radio)

October 6, 2020

  • Don’t play into Trump’s hands. Vote in person. (The Washington Post)
  • After days of bickering, Cuomo’s ‘crush the cluster’ plan similar to de Blasio’s (Politico)
  • Face masks: what the data say (Nature)
  • Federal Reserve Bank’s Neel Kashkari: Prepare for ‘worse downturn’ if 2nd stimulus package isn’t passed (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

October 5, 2020

  • Inside the flawed White House testing scheme that did not protect Trump (Duluth News Tribune)
  • For many of Washington’s most powerful, Covid-19 public health guidance does not apply (STAT)
  • How quickly will we have a COVID-19 vaccine, and how will we know it’s safe? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Health experts call for the vice presidential debate to be canceled or made virtual (Vox)
  • Trump has been the biggest source of Covid-19 misinformation, study finds (Vox)
  • What are the medical ethics behind disclosing a President’s health information? (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

October 4, 2020

  • Trump tempted fate long before Rose Garden coronavirus cluster (BNN Bloomberg)
  • DFL scorches 3 GOP lawmakers for flying after COVID exposure (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)

October 3, 2020

  • The White House hoped testing would keep the coronavirus out — but it didn’t (CNBC)
  • Coronavirus: China’s Xi sends best wishes to Trump; campaign manager Bill Stepien tests positive (CNBC)

October 2, 2020

  • Trump campaign events to be virtual or postponed after president tests positive for Covid-19 (CNBC)
  • Democratic nominee Joe Biden campaigns in Michigan after testing negative for coronavirus (CNBC)
  • 74 and overweight, Trump faces extra risks from ‘a very sneaky virus’ (The New York Times)
  • Minnesota health officials assess COVID-19 rally risks beyond Trump (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M infectious disease specialist Michael Osterholm talks about Pres. Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID contact tracing is crucial after Trump’s Minnesota visit (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • ‘Losing the thread of what we’ve lost’: A postcard from the pandemic (WBUR-Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Fairness in question when it comes to daily coronavirus testing of Gophers football players (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

October 1, 2020

  • As COVID-19 cases rise, some governors resist lockdowns, mask mandates (National Public Radio)
  • Publishing scientific studies during a pandemic: Can we trust the process? (MedPage Today)

September 30, 2020

  • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy awarded grant to increase the global impact and accessibility of antimicrobial stewardship (UMN News)
  • San Antonio reports daily surge in COVID-19 cases, which leaders attribute to state’s failure on data (San Antonio Current – TX)

September 29, 2020

September 28, 2020

  • Systemic racism leads to disparities in nursing home Covid-19 cases, deaths (Forbes)
  • Testing won’t save us from Covid-19 (Wired)
  • What our experts would ask Biden and Trump (Politico)
  • Signs of an ‘October vaccine surprise’ alarm career scientists (Medscape)
  • Michigan officials: Blacks contracting, dying of virus at same rate as whites (The Detroit News – MI)

September 27, 2020

  • Early Covid treatments could be a ‘bridge’ to vaccine (Bloomberg)
  • November may be the darkest month Americans have seen in a long time (The Washington Post)

September 26, 2020

  • ‘The enemy is the virus, Not each other’: COVID survey halted in Minn. after incidents of racism and intimidation (KDLH-TV – Duluth, MN)
  • ‘The enemy is the virus, Not each other’: COVID survey halted in Minn. after incidents of racism and intimidation (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

September 25, 2020

  • ‘It’s devastating’: Harassment of COVID health workers is widespread, ‘unprecedented,’ officials say. (St. Paul Pioneer Press – MN)
  • U of M’s Dr. Michael Osterholm says COVID-19 is in ‘fall surge’, cites college students on campus (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Here’s how the pandemic finally ends (Politico)
  • New wave of COVID-19 cases builds in US (The Hill)

September 24, 2020

  • Covid death toll nears 1 million, but real number may be double (Bloomberg)
  • U.S. new coronavirus cases edge lower (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Schools see relatively low coronavirus infection rates, but data still limited (WBMA-TV – Birmingham, AL)
  • How COVID-19 may reshape U.S. healthcare (The Elm – Chestertown, MD)

September 23, 2020

  • U of M officials investigating large weekend party outside residence halls (WCCO-AM – Minneapolis, MN)
  • In fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, disease surveillance, testing, and contact tracing likely here to stay (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)
  • Study: Less than 1 percent of teachers, students infected since schools reopened (The Hill)
  • 9 experts reflect on the US reaching 200,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths (Vox)

September 22, 2020

  • Rising coronavirus case numbers in many states spur warning of autumn surge (The Washington Post)
  • QuoteWizard study finds, healthcare spending declines 43% for hospitals during pandemic (PRNewswire)
  • QuoteWizard study finds, healthcare spending declines 43% for hospitals during pandemic (InsuranceNewsNet)
  • QuoteWizard study finds, healthcare spending declines 43% for hospitals during pandemic (Chinook Observer – Long Beach, WA)
  • Healthcare spending declines 43% for hospitals during pandemic (The Ritz Herald – Brooklyn, NY)

September 21, 2020

  • Signs of an ‘October vaccine surprise’ alarm scientists (NBC News)
  • Dr. Osterholm says Minnesotans have forgotten about COVID-19 (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

September 20, 2020

  • DFL legislator’s family confronts COVID-19’s spread (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

September 19, 2020

  • Studying pig sh*t to prevent the next pandemic (Freethink)
  • The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 (Axios)

September 18, 2020

  • U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000 (NBC News)
  • Nationally, many students are unwilling to receive COVID-19 testing, UMN expert says (The Minnesota Daily)
  • What the fall and winter of the pandemic will look like (The New York Times)

September 17, 2020

  • COVID vaccine trials are moving quickly, but TN school is taking time to recruit Black volunteers (WKNO-FM – Cordova, TN)
  • With football returning, Big Ten cities brace for more outbreaks (The New York Times)
  • Mayo Clinic is going public with own COVID-19 modeling (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • How years of underfunding public health left Texas ill prepared for the pandemic (The Texas Tribune – Austin, TX)
  • How years of underfunding public health left Texas ill prepared for the pandemic (El Paso Times – TX)
  • How years of underfunding public health left Texas ill prepared for the pandemic (The Gilmer Mirror – TX)
  • Mask skeptic lawmaker takes on side gig overseeing drug company trial (Politico)

September 16, 2020

  • U.S. plans to ship free Covid-19 vaccines within 24 hours of authorization (NBC News)

September 15, 2020

  • College professors made models showing how bad COVID-19 would be on campus. Some administrators ignored them (Time)
  • Coronavirus pandemic expected to get worse before it gets better, experts say (CNET)

September 14, 2020

  • COVID widens racial gap in Minnesota’s health care system (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • State health department must provide more data on COVID in Minnesota long-term care facilities (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The US isn’t even close to getting Covid-19 down to where it needs to be by fall, medical experts say (CNN)
  • How flu shots can help in the fight against Covid-19 (The New York Times)
  • Why Covid-19 case numbers are falling in the US (Vox)

September 13, 2020

  • A top disease expert is warning of ‘another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead of us’ and says the US has no national plan to stop it (Business Insider)
  • Infectious-disease expert: “Telling the truth never causes panic” (Axios)
  • Meet the Press – September 13, 2020 (NBC News)
  • Osterholm: ‘Another 12-14 months’ of COVID-19 ahead of us (Yahoo! News)
  • Minnesota infectious disease expert: U.S. has ‘another 12 to 14 months of a really hard road ahead of us’ (The Hill)
  • It is almost as if we are firebombing college towns with COVID-19 (Forbes)
  • Gov. Tim Walz is Minnesota’s pointman on coronavirus. He looks back on 6 months of deaths, economic turmoil and questions. (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)

September 12, 2020

  • Minnesota’s broad COVID-19 testing under microscope (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

September 11, 2020

  • Minnesota reports 13 more deaths from COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

September 10, 2020

  • Coronavirus: the inside story (UMN News)

September 9, 2020

  • Covid-19 news: UK plans £100 billion expansion of testing in 2021 (New Scientist)
  • The Minneapolis Fed sheds its reserve (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Depression and pandemic fatigue (Psychology Today)
  • Phase III COVID-19 vaccine trial halted after ‘potentially unexplained illness’ (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm would be ‘surprised’ by COVID-19 vaccine in mid-October or early November (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • America is trapped in a pandemic spiral (The Atlantic)

September 8, 2020

  • Pandemic seems to be leveling off in U.S., but numbers remain troublingly high, experts say (The Washington Post)

September 7, 2020

  • Deep cleans and disinfecting mists might not keep us from getting the virus, but they sure make us feel better (The Washington Post)

September 5, 2020

September 4, 2020

  • Trauma screenings and teacher trainings: How Va. schools are trying to boost students’ mental health (The Washington Post)
  • Minnesota moves front-and-center in COVID-19 vaccine testing (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)

September 3, 2020

  • CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1 (Associated Press)
  • Small Business: Expert says worst of pandemic not necessarily over (Newsday)
  • Great Plains showing signs of COVID-19 surge (Washington Examiner – DC)
  • A second lockdown proposed by Trump would get more support from Americans than one proposed by Biden (Fortune)
  • Expert worries US not ready for virus vaccine (Yahoo! News)

September 2, 2020

  • First covid-19 death linked to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally reported in Minnesota (The Washington Post)
  • As COVID vaccine trials set to start in Minnesota, some experts doubt safe drug will be ready by November (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

September 1, 2020

  • Health care worker COVID-19 infections underscore mask needs (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M’s top infectious disease expert talks about current COVID-19 situation (KSTP- TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Coronavirus in Minnesota: How does indoor transmission compare to outdoor transmission? (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

August 31, 2020

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm to college students: consequences of partying ‘could be substantial’ (MSNBC)
  • Next up in COVID times: The NFL (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What is herd immunity, and why are Trump officials pursuing an idea WHO calls ‘dangerous’? (The Washington Post)

August 29, 2020

  • Minnesota’s one-day COVID tally hits 1,000, its second-highest yet (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Sweden is developing herd immunity, some of the country’s experts claim, but the figures say otherwise (MarketWatch)

August 28, 2020

  • Using science to find solutions (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN) 

August 27, 2020

  • New CDC guidelines call for less coronavirus testing, bewildering local doctor (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • New Covid-19 testing guidelines, crafted at the White House, alarm public health experts (STAT)
  • Seize the opportunity of virtual schooling — let our children sleep (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

August 26, 2020

  • Is it safe to rent clothes during the coronavirus pandemic? (HuffPost)
  • Our vast family care system for the elderly is at risk of collapse (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm says new saliva test will help capacity but false negatives are concern (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • From booking to baggage claim, how to fly during the pandemic in 10 steps (Lonely Planet)

August 25, 2020

August 24, 2020

  • MLS teams prepare to bring fans back (Sports Business Journal)
  • Regents approve two weeks of online classes and move-in delay, discuss COVID-19 spread on campus (Minnesota Daily)
  • University of Minnesota regents OK delayed reopening of Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm calls new coronavirus treatment “a start” (WCCO-Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Churches navigate in-person opening (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)

August 22, 2020

  • COVID-19 still spreading among young adults in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota president proposes delaying students’ return to campus (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

August 21, 2020

  • Column: Is a routine trip to the doctor or dentist now a health hazard? (Los Angeles Times)
  • Column: Is a routine trip to the doctor or dentist now a health hazard? (Yahoo! Finance)
  • As US deaths mount, virus takes outsize toll on minorities (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Why antibody tests won’t help you much (The New York Times)
  • University of Minnesota president proposes delaying students’ return to campus (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Day care, grandparent, pod or nanny? How to manage the risks of pandemic child care (Minnesota Public Radio)

August 20, 2020

  • Massachusetts requires most students to get flu vaccine to ease burden on health system during pandemic (CNBC)

August 19, 2020

  • As COVID-19 cases surge, Minnesota nursing home inspectors are not routinely tested for virus (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Doctors warn “coronavirus miracle drugs” pitched by Mike Lindell are dangerous (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Will Covid-19 vaccines be safe for children and pregnant women? The data, so far, are lacking (STAT)

August 17, 2020

  • University of Minnesota heads federal COVID-19 antibody trial (MSN)
  • University of Minnesota heads federal COVID-19 antibody trial (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm fears pandemic fatigue setting in (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Covid-19 cases flare in Europe (Bloomberg)
  • The Minneapolis Fed sheds its reserve (Twin Cities Business)
  • Answering more of your questions on COVID-19 (Minnesota Public Radio)

August 16, 2020

  • ‘This cannot continue’ warns Dr Ronan Glynn as 66 new cases of Covid-19 reported (The Irish Times)
  • Smell tests for COVID-19 are coming to a college near you (The Daily Beast)

August 14, 2020

  •  Coronavirus lockdowns could make a comeback as U.S. struggles (NBC News)
  • Your lingering questions about COVID safety, answered (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

August 13, 2020

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm on needing another shutdown (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • We need all the Covid-19 testing opportunities we can get, says University of Minnesota’s Osterholm (CNBC)
  • Health experts warn about perils of new virus data collection system (The Baltimore Sun – MD)
  • Viewers beware: ‘A perfect storm’ of pandemic misinformation (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Essential workers have a 13% uninsured rate, making some states more at-risk for essential workers (TecHR Series)

August 12, 2020

  • Dr. Osterholm calls Russian coronavirus vaccine “a propaganda stunt” (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Will coronavirus cancel Christmas? (The Week)
  • Russia’s accelerated COVID-19 vaccine greeted with alarm as experts say Phase 3 trial is essential (MarketWatch)
  • Essential workers have a 13% uninsured rate, making some states more at-risk for essential workers (PRNewswire – New York, NY)
  • Essential workers have a 13% uninsured rate, making some states more at-risk for essential workers (The Enterprise – White Salmon, WA)
  • Essential workers have a 13% uninsured rate, making some states more at-risk for essential workers (Street Insider – Birmingham, MI)
  • Essential workers have a 13% uninsured rate, making some states more at-risk for essential workers (Town News – Seattle, WA)

August 11, 2020

  • Keeping low-income college students from going hungry (The Hill)
  • Coronavirus live updates: New Zealand records first outbreak in 102 days; Global cases top 20 million (CNBC)
  • Masks alone don’t make you invincible (Vice)
  • Dr. Osterholm on calling for another lockdown (Yahoo! News)
  • Infectious disease expert predicts when U.S. coronavirus cases will again explode (HuffPost)
  • Infectious disease expert on why he thinks US needs another lockdown (CNN)

August 10, 2020

  • Nickelodeon Universe reopens at MOA with safety measures in place (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Democrats focus new legislation on the pandemic’s effect on maternal mortality (The Philadelphia Tribune – PA)
  • Democrats focus new legislation on the pandemic’s effect on maternal mortality (The 19th)
  • America is failing Black moms during the pandemic (Vox)
  • Hospitals in some U.S. hot spots finally get virus respite (Bloomberg)
  • Kashkari, Osterholm: U.S. needs another lockdown (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm suggests a 6-week shutdown is needed to contain coronavirus (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Winter is coming: Why America’s window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing (STAT)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm: ‘We’ll see a tremendous number of ill people’ without a new lockdown (MSNBC)
  • Minneapolis Fed president says national lockdown needed to control COVID-19 (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Fed’s Kashkari warns that unless a stricter US lockdown is imposed, the last few months could feel just like a ‘warm-up to a greater catastrophe’ (Business Insider)
  • We should be doing more to prepare for the next pandemic (McKnight’s Long-Term Care News)
  • Minnesota health officials seek $35 million for contact tracing (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Conflicts running rampant in the Covid era (The Lown Institute)
  • Here’s what happened the last time we had a vaccine during a pandemic (Healthline)

August 9, 2020

  • Safety devices now the norm at Vikings training camp (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • A national lockdown could be the economy’s best hope, says Minneapolis Fed president (National Public Radio)
  • Prominent Minnesotans pitch lockdown to slow COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

August 7, 2020

  • US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19 (The Associated Press)
  • US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19 (The New York Times)
  • Here’s how to crush the virus until vaccines arrive (The New York Times)
  • New York is positioned to reopen schools safely, health experts say (The New York Times)
  • A reality check on COVID-19 fatigue (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Experts say COVID isn’t seasonal and will “rage” (WebMD)
  • Anti-maskers explain themselves (Vox)

August 6, 2020

  • UMN study finds no COVID-19 infections among hundreds of Twin Cities health care workers, suggests safety measures working (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • UMN study finds no COVID-19 infections among hundreds of Twin Cities health care workers, suggests safety measures working (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Press release reporting is irresponsible — especially in a pandemic (Association of Health Care Journalists)

August 5, 2020

  • The Health 202: Why individual models of coronavirus deaths are often wrong (The Washington Post)
  • Dr. Osterholm says school can be safe and ‘our kids need education’ (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 case growth now standing out (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Covering COVID-19 vaccine news: Part two from the publisher of Health News Review (Content Science Review)

August 4, 2020

  • Experts: Avoid Florida for summer travel, and bars tie with jails for COVID risk (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • COVID-19 is proof of just how socially determined health is (Vice)
  • Experts no longer expect seasonal coronavirus waves: The pandemic is like ‘a forest fire looking for human wood to burn’ (Business Insider)
  • ‘Utter disaster.’ Allowing Sturgis rally to go on puts nation at risk (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • How the pandemic defeated America (The Atlantic)
  • Minnesota plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

August 3, 2020

  • Michael Osterholm on where we are now with the COVID-19 pandemic (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll climbs to 155,000, as COVID-19 enters ‘dangerous new phase’ (MarketWatch)
  • Foundations help fight effects and roots of COVID-19 (HealthAffairs)

August 2, 2020

  • Will the coronavirus end soon? According to experts, it could actually get worse (CNET)

August 1, 2020

  • Dr. Osterholm: Americans will be living with the coronavirus for decades (MarketWatch)
  • Summertime sadness: Resurgent virus dims recovery hopes (Bloomberg)
  • People of color hit harder by COVID-19 in Twin Cities, ZIP code data confirm (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

July 31, 2020

  • COVID-19 has arrived in Greater Minnesota (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus update: Pandemic will continue for some time, experts tell Congress as U.S. case tally nears 4.5 million (MarketWatch)
  • ‘Localized’ Minnesota school plan sets thresholds for reopening (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Why Norwegian Cruise Line, Expedia, and Avis Budget stocks all dropped today (The Motley Fool)

July 30, 2020

  • Panel: Pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities (Cornell Chronicle – Ithaca, NY)
  • Trump pushes to reopen schools, says closures will probably cause ‘more death’ (CNBC)
  • The U.S. has lost control of the coronavirus. What now? (National Public Radio)
  • Health and science communication in the COVID era: A Q&A with the publisher of Health News Review (Content Science Review)

July 29, 2020

  • Minnesota could return to May’s all-time high COVID-19 levels in a few weeks, expert says (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Misinformation on coronavirus is proving highly contagious (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm: Flexibility will be central to Governor’s COVID school announcement (KARE 11 – Minneapolis, MN)
  • New study explores how coronavirus travels indoors (Medical Xpress)

July 28, 2020

  • Even with vaccine, ‘We will be dealing with this forever’: Virus experts Frieden, Osterholm (CNBC)
  • Pandemic is overwhelming U.S. public health capacity in many states. What now? (NPR)
  • To see their grandkids, some Twin Cities nanas and papas are ‘going rogue’ and ignoring CDC recommendations (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • ‘The Hungriest Summer’: Without weekly $600 checks, more families may struggle to put food on tables (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota is contacting people who have been exposed to COVID-19 cases. At current infection rates, it might not do much good (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Child COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike in Florida ahead of mandate to reopen schools (People)

July 27, 2020

  • Hoping to understand the virus, everyone is parsing a mountain of data (The New York Times)
  • Months into pandemic, Minnesota’s COVID-19 death rate still elusive (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

July 26, 2020

  • On day face mask mandate goes into effect, Minnesota GOP shares pictures of mask-less attendees at party event (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)

July 25, 2020

  • COVID-19 confirmed in all Minnesota counties as statewide mask mandate starts (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • A smart guide to food shopping and outdoor dining during coronavirus (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Ball pits were gross even before the pandemic. Will we ever dive in again? (The Washington Post)

July 24, 2020

July 23, 2020

  • Scientists debate if UV light can slow spread of coronavirus (The Washington Times)
  • Covering COVID-19: A health check for science journalism (Gateway Journalism Review)
  • If MLB season reaches October, Twins expect to be there (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Three ways to get kids back in class (The New York Times)
  • Osterholm: Stop mischaracterizing my comments about face masks (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Coronavirus Update: GOP convention canceled in Florida; U.S. surpasses 4 Million COVID-19 cases (The Weather Channel)
  • The Coronavirus seems to spare most kids from illness, but its effect on their mental health is deepening (Time Magazine)

July 22, 2020

  • Top epidemiologist Michael Osterholm on continuing challenges of COVID-19 – transcript (CBS News)
  • Confusion spreads over system to determine priority access to Covid-19 vaccines (STAT)
  • Top Doctors Special Report: Pivoting in a pandemic (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine)
  • U of M’s top infectious disease expert clears the air over his views on masks and COVID-19 (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Amid rising coronavirus deaths, Trump paints a rosy picture of America’s present and future (The Washington Post)
  • Osterholm: ‘It’s time’ for Minnesota mask mandate; physically distancing most important to limit COVID-19 transmission (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)

July 21, 2020

  • Public health group calls for standardized data collection to more clearly track Covid-19 (STAT)
  • As the pandemic surges, there are three scenarios of what happens next (The Washington Post)
  • States must standardize coronavirus data, former C.D.C. director says (The New York Times)

July 20, 2020,

  • The science of soap and handwashing (WTIP Radio – Grand Marais, MN)
  • Florida teachers union sues over return to in-person classes, as debate over school during the pandemic intensifies (The Washington Post)
  • $10 per person is simply not enough to deal with a public health crisis (AZ Mirror)

July 19, 2020

  • Mike Osterholm’s last stand (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine)
  • The crisis that shocked the world: America’s response to the coronavirus (The Washington Post)
  • Do some people have preexisting immunity to the coronavirus? (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)

July 18, 2020

  • Older children spread the coronavirus just as much as adults, large study finds (The New York Times)

July 17, 2020

  • ‘General public grasping at straws’: Flawed science communications mislead a scared public (The Washington Examiner)
  • ‘Mixed messages from Day One’: Rising cases prove summer is no barrier to COVID-19 (USA Today)
  • What will schools look like in the fall (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

July 16, 2020

  • Editorial highlights flaws in reporting COVID-19 research (Medical News Today)
  • U of M’s top infectious disease expert says long-term COVID-19 immunity uncertain (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Air pollution in the Twin Cities dropped 20% during COVID-19 shutdown, U of M finds (Bring Me the News – Edina, MN)
  • CDC bans U.S. cruises through September, citing ‘ongoing’ coronavirus outbreaks on ships (CNBC)

July 15, 2020

  • What science says about masks (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID-19 testing falls short in long-term care facilities (Route Fifty)
  • Is it safe to fly yet? (Refinery29)
  • How scared should you be? (Politico)
  • As the coronavirus crisis spins out of control, Trump issues directives — but still no clear plan (The Washington Post)

July 14, 2020

  • How to fix the Covid-19 dumpster fire in the U.S. (STAT)
  • University of Minnesota study shows declines in air pollution during the COVID pandemic (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • How risky is using a public restroom during the COVID-19 pandemic? Minnesota experts weigh in (Start Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

July 13, 2020

  • University of Minnesota researchers find air pollution declines during pandemic (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm with Jearlyn Steele (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What experts think about reopening schools (Healthline)
  • What exactly does the COVID-19 positivity rate tell us? (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm: “We are going to find that the transmission will come roaring back” (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus media failures, harms, and recommendations (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • The case for smarter coronavirus testing (The New York Times)

July 12, 2020

  • Is it safe to reopen MN schools this fall? That may depend on us. (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • As sports return, experts fear leagues will use up scarce COVID-19 testing resources (USA Today)
  • Masks, mandates and COVID-19: What we know (and what we don’t) (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Meet the Press – July 12, 2020 (NBC)

July 11, 2020

  • University of Minnesota leads work group on infectious dose of COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Longtime public health official helps coordinate Minnesota’s COVID-19 fight (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus update: Global case tally hits 12.5 million with U.S. accounting for a quarter as death toll starts to rise again (MarketWatch)

July 10, 2020

  • Study of coronavirus in pregnant women finds striking racial differences (The New York Times)
  • What you need to know about MSP and flying as people return to the air (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • WHO changes guidance on airborne transmission of coronavirus (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm: Number of U.S. health workers deaths is ‘sobering’ (Yahoo! News)

July 9, 2020

  • U of M disease experts urge CDC to standardize COVID-19 tracking (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • A New Year’s feast spread the virus and now it divides scientists (Bloomberg)
  • Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 top 12 million, and WHO warns pandemic is ‘not under control’ (MarketWatch)
  • ‘We’re back to square zero’ on coronavirus, warns infectious disease expert (HuffPost)

July 8, 2020

  • Model forecasts low Minnesota COVID-19 spread in the fall (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • As virus spreads, states face a truth: ‘We cannot test our way out of this’ (The New York Times)

July 7, 2020

  • Expert says bars are ‘super spreading venues’ that can cause airborne transmission of coronavirus (People Magazine)
  • Minnesota cities set their own mask requirements to fight COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Trump WHO withdrawal could boomerang on US (The Hill)
  • Soccer newsletter: So, why are we playing again? (Los Angeles Times)

July 6, 2020

  • How does racism impact health? (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus (Reuters)
  • Covid-19 cases are rising, but deaths are falling. What’s going on? (Vox)
  • Minnesota sits on the bubble of states seeing a resurgence and states seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases  (WCCO Radio  – Minneapolis, MN)

July 4, 2020

July 3, 2020

July 2, 2020

  • This is going to be a house on fire for a long time (CNN)
  • COVID-19’s “first wave” may be the only wave—with no pause (American Medical Association)
  • The science of mask-wearing hasn’t changed. So why have our expectations? (FiveThirtyEight)
  • COVID-19 highlights urgent need to tackle inequities in digital access amid surge in telehealth use (JD Supra – Sausalito, CA)

July 1, 2020

  • Infectious disease specialist Osterholm says a major athlete will die from coronavirus (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Ex-FDA Chief: U.S. may actually have over 400,000 new coronavirus cases per day, but not testing enough to show it (Forbes)

June 30, 2020

  • Protests probably didn’t lead to coronavirus spikes, but it’s hard to know for sure (Washington Post)
  • U.S. could see 100,000 new Covid-19 cases per day, Fauci says (STAT)
  • TPG’s safe travel guide: How to minimize risk on your summer vacation (The Points Guy)

June 29, 2020

  • COVID-19 forces closure of health care collaborative in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • In Sun Belt, will rising cases cause less pandemic politicking? (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • In Sun Belt, will rising cases cause less pandemic politicking? (Yahoo! News)
  • As infections surge, reopenings stumble (MarketPlace)
  • The case for Medicare for All has grown stronger than ever (MinnPost)
  • As numbers rise, Dr. Osterholm says brace to fight virus ‘for at least the next year’ (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

June 28, 2020

June 27, 2020

  • This is Phase 2. We still have a long way to go. (Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – WA)
  • The US’s new surge in coronavirus cases, explained (Vox)
  • On coronavirus, Americans still trust the experts (The New York Times)
  • Science by press release: When the story gets ahead of the science (CNN)

June 26, 2020

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm on COVID-19, reopenings, and whether Minnesota has seen it’s infections peak (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Here’s how to stop the virus from winning (National Geographic)

June 25, 2020

  • The US sees a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day (CNN)

June 24, 2020

  • Minnesota will update its COVID-19 modeling to forecast possible second wave (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Providing in a pandemic: The challenges of rural maternity care just got more difficult (The Daily Yonder)
  • Trump is feeding America’s coronavirus nightmare (The New York Times)
  • Infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm doesn’t expect a massive COVID-19 outbreak in the fall (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)

June 23, 2020

  • Infectious-disease expert says we’re thinking too much about a second wave of COVID-19 when it’s really more like a forest fire (MarketWatch)
  • How times of crisis have defined Minnesota (Minnesota Monthly)
  • CDC director: Covid-19 has ‘brought this nation to its knees’ (CNN)
  • ‘It’s the air that we share’: UMN expert talks to NPR’s Terry Gross about the latest coronavirus advice (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • This is far from over: Why we need to learn to live with COVID-19 (Healthline)

June 22, 2020

  • Osterholm: Forget waves, this pandemic is a ‘forest fire’ (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
  • Black Americans have been hit hardest by COVID-19 — here’s why (Everyday Health)
  • ‘Caution fatigue’ during COVID-19 and how to fight it (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Trump wants to move on, but the coronavirus is surging in parts of Red America (National Public Radio)
  • Stem cell companies sell hope with unproven medicine for COVID-19 and other incurable diseases (USA Today)
  • U of M epidemiologist Michael Osterholm on how to assess COVID-19 risks (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Half of US states see coronavirus surge as officials warn first wave far from over (The Guardian)
  • Trump’s Tulsa rally attendance: 6,200, fire dept. says (The New York Times)

June 21, 2020

  • Public health experts reject President’s view of fading pandemic (The New York Times)
  • Brazil and the U.S. drive new coronavirus infections (The New York Times)
  • DHS secretary says U.S. is ‘doing a great job’ at reopening despite coronavirus spikes (NBC News)
  • Full Osterholm: Covid is a ‘forest fire’ that may not ‘slow down’ (Yahoo! News)
  • What’s the number of coronavirus cases needed to stop college sports? (Forbes)
  • U.S. cases rise 1.1%; Texas surge ‘unacceptable’: Virus update (Bloomberg)
  • Infectious disease expert: We should be testing for coronavirus as much as possible (The Hill)

June 19, 2020

June 18, 2020

  • Coronavirus ‘second wave’ debate ‘misses the whole point,’ experts say (ABC News)
  • Arizona and other hot-spot states aren’t in a second wave: They’re spiking in the first (Fatherly)

June 17, 2020

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm warns of more COVID-19 outbreaks (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Amid confusion about reopening, an expert explains how to assess COVID-19 risk (National Public Radio)

June 16, 2020

  • Cross-border comparison complicates Minnesota’s COVID-19 response (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Tear gas ‘likely spreads coronavirus by triggering coughing’, warn experts (Yahoo!)
  • U of M’s top epidemiologist says Minnesota is ‘not out of the woods’ With COVID-19 (KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Forecasts say that 60-70% will be COVID infected (WebMD)
  • Dr. Osterholm: We are still in this thing for months (MSNBC)
  • Coronavirus cases are rising across Southern states – but for many Southern governors, lockdowns are off the table (Business Insider)

June 15, 2020

  • Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Monday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area (Chicago Tribune)
  • Trump says that ‘if we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases’ of the coronavirus (Business Insider)

June 14, 2020

  • Scientists ‘not sure’ why coronavirus is surging in some states and not others: epidemiologist (FOX Business)
  • Trump’s upcoming rally presents coronavirus risks, health experts warn (The Washington Post)
  • Events like Trump rally are ‘perfect storm’ for viral spread, experts say (The New York Times)

June 13, 2020

  • From MLK to Rodney King to George Floyd, how video is changing our view of police (CNET)

June 12, 2020

  • Stolen Breaths (New England Journal of Medicine)
  • What the Minnesota Health Department hopes to learn from COVID-19 blood tests (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Volatile stew’ of factors could see COVID-19 spike in rural United States: expert (CBC News – CAN)
  • Covering rural health care amid COVID-19: 4 tips from Carrie Henning-Smith (Journalist’s Resource
  •  Is there really such a thing as a ‘super spreader’? (CNN)
  • As coronavirus cases pass 2 million, what’s the impact of reopening? (Los Angeles Times)
  • As coronavirus cases pass 2 million, what’s the impact of reopening? (Yahoo! News)
  • What health experts say about summer vacation (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • FDA moves to speed coronavirus reviews could stick around (Politico)
  • Lessons from a bioethicist (TPT Almanac – St. Paul, MN)

June 11, 2020

  • ‘Stolen Breaths,’ an NEJM commentary on the death of George Floyd and the health of Black Americans (UMN News)
  • The danger of getting your hair done in a post COVID-19 world (BET)
  • Dr. Fauci expresses concerns over how protests can spark a second wave of COVID-19 (ABC Radio News)
  • University of Minnesota System reviews return-to-campus plan (Duluth News Tribune – MN)
  • Policymaker action needed to eliminate COVID-19-related racial, ethnic disparities in long-term care
  • A user’s guide to drive-in movie theaters: Staying safe and having fun (USA Today)

June 10, 2020

  • ‘An American fiasco’: US hits grim milestone of 2m Covid-19 cases (The Guardian)
  • As Minnesota begins to reopen, Dr. Osterholm says this is important moment in learning to live with COVID-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What does the future of COVID-19 look like in Minnesota? (MinnPost)
  • Long Prairie beef processor among latest swept by COVID-19, despite significant prevention (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • The education of a public health worker (UMN Alumni Association)
  • In the W.H.O.’s coronavirus stumbles, some scientists see a pattern (The New York Times)

June 9, 2020

  • In some SC counties, hospital beds are filling up. Is the coronavirus to blame? (The Island Packet – Bluffton, SC)
  • World Health Organization’s fumbled COVID-19 message (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Structural racism and health care (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Michael Osterholm on COVID and the arts: ‘This is going to be a rough few years’ (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

June 8, 2020

  • Positive COVID-19 tests after recovery can be a ‘red herring,’ expert says (Becker’s Hospital Review)
  • Dr. Osterholm checks in on COVID-19 during protests, other nations (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Positive Covid-19 tests kept a mom and baby apart for 55 days. Experts see it as a bigger testing problem (STAT)

June 7, 2020

June 6, 2020

  • Students anxious about health care coverage due to COVID-19 uncertainties (Minnesota Daily)
  • How racism threatens the response to the coronavirus pandemic (Axios)

June 5, 2020

  • The intersection of public safety and public health (TPT-Twin Cities PBS – St. Paul, MN)
  • How the world can avoid screwing up the response to Covid-19 again (STAT)

June 4, 2020

  • How can reporters responsibly cover preliminary research on COVID-19 drugs and vaccines? (Center for Health Journalism – University of Southern California)
  • Q&A with Bill Nye: What “The Science Guy” has been thinking about during the pandemic (The Washington Post)
  • Two elite medical journals retract coronavirus papers over data integrity questions (Science Magazine)
  • For many, health insurance another likely casualty of COVID-19 (U.S. News & World Report)

June 3, 2020

  • How Covid-19 is changing the world’s children (BBC)
  • Protests spark fears of new COVID surges (CBS News)
  • The race to make coronavirus testing as easy as a pregnancy test (Vox)
  • Doctors can’t treat COVID-19 effectively without recognizing the social justice aspects of health (The Conversation)

June 2, 2020

  • Minnesota protests challenge contact tracing of COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion (The Washington Post)
  • Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Doctors have tips to reduce the risk of catching the coronavirus during George Floyd protests (CNBC)

June 1, 2020

  • Rural America could see dramatic rise in mental health issues and suicides, experts say (The Daily Yonder)
  • Police brutality and Covid-19 are both public health crises (Vox)
  • Protests could spread coronavirus. But a second wave was coming before the demonstrations. (NBC News)
  • Police violence will make it harder to fight COVID-19 (The Verge)
  • Health officials worried large protests may spread virus, MDH says protestors should get tested (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge (Associated Press)
  • Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge (NBC Sports)
  • Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge (The New York Times)

May 31, 2020

  •  Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity (Associated Press)

May 30, 2020

  • COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • From pools to beaches to barbecues, health experts weigh the coronavirus risk tied to summertime fun (CNBC)

May 29, 2020

  • Lawmakers question health officials over Minnesota’s new reservation requirement for reopening restaurants (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Lockdowns vs. the Vulnerable (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Workplace wellness program failed to improve clinical outcomes (Physician’s Weekly)

May 28, 2020

  •  COVID-19 antibody test accuracy in question (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm says a sudden drop in Covid cases is reason for concern (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • NJ reopening: Testing is up, hospitalizations are down. When will phase 2 of reopening begin? (NorthJersey.com)

May 27, 2020

  • Employee wellness programs unlikely to move the needle on health, study finds (HealthCare Dive)
  • Coronavirus may never go away, even with a vaccine (The Washington Post)
  • Pandemic pushes more people into insurance market (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Pandemic pushes more people into insurance market (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)
  • The coronavirus has made it obvious. Teenagers should start school later. (The New York Times)
  • Osterholm reiterates that COVID-19 going dormant this summer could be bad signal (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm warns of what second COVID-19 wave could look like (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

May 26, 2020

  • How coronavirus is revealing the problems with ‘fast science.’ (Los Angeles Times)
  • Why was the U of M COVID model so ‘wrong’ about predicting deaths through Memorial Day? (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • The Risk List: Here’s what you face in each training scenario (Triathlete)
  • These parents won’t let kids return to school until there’s a coronavirus vaccine (New York Post)
  • How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess (CNN)
  • Two-thirds of Americans plan to get flu shots as pharmacies brace for surging demand amid fears the US could be hit with the seasonal virus AND a second wave of coronavirus this fall (Daily Mail)
  • Managing your child’s social media ‘hygiene’ during a time of social distancing (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt Flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers (The New York Times)
  • Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt Flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers (Reuters)

May 25, 2020

  • Rural communities face unique COVID-19 challenges (WIZM Radio – La Crosse, WI)
  • Rural communities face unique COVID-19 challenges (The Mid-West Farm Report)
  • Contact tracing won’t solve the coronavirus crisis, says this renowned epidemiologist—here’s what will (Newsweek)
  • Scientists vs politicians: The reality check for “warp speed” vaccine research (Ars Technica)

May 24, 2020

  • Cheap chicken, beef came at a cost (The Courier-Tribune – Asheboro, NC)
  • CDC combines virus tests and muddies the US pandemic picture (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Alabama hospitals are out of ICU beds, Montgomery’s mayor says. That ‘dire’ situation could crop up across rural America as states reopen. (Business Insider)

May 23, 2020

  • How upbeat vaccine news fueled a stock surge, and an uproar (The New York Times)
  • Meatpackers face a choice between paying the bills and risking their lives (AberdeenNews.com – SD)

May 22, 2020

  • C.D.C. test counting error leaves epidemiologists ‘really baffled’ (The New York Times)
  • COVID-19 pandemic, complaints both grow across Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm: ‘Minneapolis mask mandate could do more harm than good’ (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • As restaurants gear up to reopen in Washington, the big question is, ‘Is it safe to go out to eat?’ (The Seattle Times – WA)
  • University of Minnesota’s infectious disease center urges better use of COVID-19 testing (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 21, 2020

  • Hold off on that pub crawl as pandemic far from over: Coronovirus Q&A (Bloomberg)
  • Coronavirus testing is ‘a mess’ in the US, report says (CNN)
  • Your very detailed guide to safe summer road trips (Medium)
  • Want to see friends and family, now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening? Here’s what to consider. (Minnesota Public Radio)

May 20, 2020

  • Let’s remember that the coronavirus is still a mystery (The New York Times)
  • Protecting a vital workforce: home health care aides (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What’s the summer guide to staying safe amid COVID-19? Good Question (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Why youth sports may have an easier time returning to action than the pros (USA Today)

May 19, 2020

  • State officials confident Minnesota will have PPE needed for COVID peak, despite health care workers concerns (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • UCare discounts Medicare premiums with COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Is Trump challenging Mother Nature to a duel? (The New York Times)
  • Minnesota nursing homes, already the site of 81% of COVID-19 deaths, continue taking in infected patients (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Discussing the ethics of hydroxychloroquine prescriptions for COVID-19 prevention (KARE 11 – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Virus risk factors show who is likely to land in the hospital (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 18, 2020

  • Washington community develops rural coronavirus testing model (WCSI Radio – Columbus, Indiana)
  • Coronavirus daily news updates, May 18: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the nation (The Seattle Times – WA)
  • Washington community develops rural coronavirus testing model (Fox News)
  • Good Question: Can air conditioning put us at risk for COVID-19? (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Washington community develops rural coronavirus testing model (MSN)
  • COVID-19 case numbers, deaths rise in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • N.Y. reopens another region, urges sports to resume without fans (Bloomberg)
  • Weighing risks in parks (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Unproven stem cell products are being peddled as COVID-19 ‘therapies,’ U of M researcher reports (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Rural Americans, minorities more vulnerable to virus (Standard-Speaker – Hazleton, PA)

May 17, 2020

  • Aftershock: If coronavirus swells in a second wave later this year, will the nation be ready? (USA Today)
  • OUR VIEW: COVID-19 | Let’s live up to lessened restrictions (Mankato Free Press – MN)
  • How is MN weathering the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s a look at 7 areas (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Rural communities without a hospital struggle to fight rising coronavirus cases, deaths (Savannah Morning News – GA)

May 16, 2020

  • For new University of Minnesota grads, ceremony is virtual, but pride is real (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota officials cautious after first week with fewer COVID-19 deaths (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 15, 2020

  • Walz, U of M infectious disease and environmental health expert discuss wearing face masks (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Hospitals knew how to make money. Then coronavirus happened. (The New York Times)
  • Is that restaurant safe for dining in? Here’s how to tell amid COVID-19 in Kansas City (Kansas City Star – MO)
  • Rural communities without a hospital struggle to fight rising coronavirus cases, deaths (USA Today)
  • The Backstory: Don’t sugarcoat news. Tell the truth. Don’t over-reassure. Lessons for those leading during coronavirus. (USA Today)
  • Is it safe to go out to eat? (The New York Times)
  • How to have safe sex during a pandemic (Everyday Health)
  • ‘We’re just in the second inning’: Kashkari, Osterholm offer bleak assessment of what is yet to be wrought by COVID-19 (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

May 14, 2020

  • These 3 charts show how rural health care was weakened even before COVID-19 (PBS Newshour)
  • How much testing does the U.S. need to reopen? (The New Yorker)
  • Health experts: Reopening businesses in Minnesota will spread COVID-19, but how much? (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Covid-19 epidemic severely undermines access to substance abuse help in rural America (Daily Yonder)
  • Is Rick Bright’s apocalyptic warning right? (CNN)
  • Latest MN modeling: Major effect of quarantine is delaying COVID-19 peak, not preventing it (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • U of M’s Dr. Michael Osterholm discusses the future of the coronavirus pandemic (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Coronavirus causing public health, economic crisis with no end in sight (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)

May 13, 2020

  • We asked doctors: Should you wear gloves to protect yourself from the coronavirus? (Allure Magazine)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm speaks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters” (CBS News)
  • ’50 states and 50 different approaches:’ States scramble to hire COVID-19 contact tracers (USA Today)
  • Osterholm gives stark warning for states reopening too soon (MSN)
  • Updated MDH model shows more scenarios, higher potential COVID-19 death toll (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • For the kids? Nation’s largest youth volleyball event to proceed in June despite concerns (USA Today)
  • The Health 202: Most states lifting coronavirus lockdowns haven’t met federal guidelines for reopening (The Washington Post)
  • Why reporters need to carefully assess the evidence on COVID-19 (Global Investigative Journalism Network)
  • Stem cell therapies unproven for Covid-19 (BBC Radio – UK)

May 12, 2020

  • What coronavirus could mean for the future of long-term care facilities in Minnesota (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • COVID-19 now reaching into rural America (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 70% of US could become infected (USA Today)
  • New drug, contact tracing part of Minnesota’s next COVID-19 phase (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • My run for Congress and rushed wedding are connected (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN
  • Shady stem cell clinics are peddling ‘immune-boosting’ Covid-19 treatments (Gizmodo – Australia)

May 11, 2020

  • Trump says more testing makes U.S. ‘look bad,’ But its availability remains a concern (National Public Radio)
  • Minnesotans slip in social distancing measures as confirmed virus cases rise (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • COVID-19 expert: Coronavirus will rage ‘until it infects everybody it possibly can’ (USA Today)
  • We have to figure out how we’re going to combine everyday life and living, and dying with this virus” (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • If you must reopen your states, at least collect good data on how it turns out (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 10, 2020

  • Infectious Disease expert: We have to figure out how to live with the virus (NBC News)
  • ‘I’m scared to return’: Nebraska meatpacking workers and their families speak out (Omaha World-Herald  – NE)
  • Nicholas Kristof: The virus is winning (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – PA)
  • Jobs picture will get worse before improving, Mnuchin says (Bozeman Daily Chronicle – MT)
  • Lawmakers press Congress for more relief cash for rural America (Florida Phoenix)
  • Economy is reopening, but experts say nursing homes aren’t ready (Hutchinson Post – KS)
  • Minnesotans slip in social distancing measures as confirmed virus cases rise (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)

May 8, 2020

  • COVID-19 growing faster in rural areas (Alexandria Echo Press – MN)
  • Cooking for your neighbors during quarantine feels great! But is it safe? (Slate)
  • At Issue: May 10 — COVID-19 latest, what lawmakers are working on in the session’s last week (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Analysis: COVID-19 cases, deaths rising faster in rural areas (Health Policy News)
  • The Kansas economy Is reopening, and experts say nursing homes aren’t ready (KCUR Radio (NPR) – Kansas City, KS)

May 7, 2020

  • Minnesota needs up to 4,000 more workers to track COVID-19 (Star Tribune – MN)
  • Despite deep cleaning, experts still advocate social distancing, other safe practices (Newsday)
  • New coronavirus cases are rising faster in rural America. Some raise concerns as Ohio allows business to restart. (Lima News – OH)
  • University of Minnesota epidemiologist stresses patience: ‘Things are going to get worse, not better’ (KITM TV – Rochester, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, on living with COVID-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What to know about the plan to massively expand contact tracing in Minnesota (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

May 6, 2020

  • The Health 202: Coronavirus is shifting from urban areas to rural ones (The Washington Post)
  • The Jolt: A pandemic on the rise in rural America. And in Georgia, especially. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – GA)
  • The virus is winning (The New York Times)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm says drugs to fight COVID are in short supply (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus could eventually infect up to 70% of US population, infectious disease expert says (KIRO TV – Seattle, WA)
  • A ‘shocking’ two-thirds of patients recently hospitalized in NY had been staying home (NBC News)
  • Mounting promises on Covid-19 vaccines are fueling false expectations, experts say (STAT)
  • Public health experts say COVID-19 has exposed the ugly truths of health disparities in the U.S. (WVUE TV – New Orleans, LA)
  • Rural hospitals get financial assistance as COVID-19 exacerbates their struggles (Healthcare Financial Management Association)

May 5, 2020

  • Coronavirus becoming more contagious? No real evidence for that, despite claims in unpublished study. (Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Nightcast: U of M infectious disease expert talks COVID-19 vaccine (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Infectious disease experts: COVID-19 dangers make social distancing still necessary (Northfield News – MN)
  • U.S. rural areas soon might be on front lines in COVID-19 pandemic (United Press International)
  • Experts predict where COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit hardest next (Dailymotion)
  • Rural areas face challenges as COVID-19 continues to spread (KITM TV – Rochester, MN)
  • Is rural America prepared for the coronavirus? (The Hill)

May 4, 2020

  • As Trump pushes to reopen, government sees virus toll nearly doubling (The New York Times)
  • Health care experts say pandemic exposed disparities in system (WRAL TV – Raleigh, NC)
  • COVID latest threat to weakened rural health care (WebMD)
  • Coronavirus expert Dr. Osterholm questions guidelines on cloth masks, says they don’t stand up to virus’ air assault (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Menards is the latest store to require shoppers to wear face masks (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • The year of living dangerously: How we return to life outside the protective bubble (Arizona Republic – Phoenix, AZ)
  • Caution urged with COVID ‘breakthroughs’ (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (KNAU TV – Flagstaff, AR)

May 3, 2020

  • COVID-19 cases could surge in fall, last 2 years, University of Minnesota report says (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The cubicle is suddenly (and thankfully) endangered (Forbes)
  • If you’re going to open your state, please collect data (Yahoo! Finance)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Associated Press)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Associated Press)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Washington Times – DC)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (The Hour – Norwalk, CT)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Fox 10 Phoenix – AZ)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (The Daily Courier – Prescott, AZ)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (New Haven Register – CT)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (The Times-Union – Albany, NY)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (KGUN 9– Tucson, AZ)
  • Latest Arizona News: Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Fox 8 Live – New Orleans, LA)
  • Latest Arizona News: Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (WLOX Radio – Biloxi, MS)
  • Pandemic exposes budget shortfalls for local health departments (Missouri News Tribune – Jefferson City, MO)
  • UM: 18.4 million Americans may lose health insurance (Duluth News Tribune – Duluth, MN)

May 2, 2020

  • Rural hospitals prepare for two vastly different scenarios (Medscape)
  • Coronavirus report: University Of Minnesota researchers say pandemic could last up to 2 years (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M researchers detail 3 ways the coronavirus pandemic could evolve (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • If you’re going to open your state, please collect data (Yahoo! Finance)

May 1, 2020

  • Inside-out: Shops innovate to do business at a social distance (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota infectious disease experts outline 3 scenarios for COVID-19 pandemic (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Fauci’s announcement of remdesivir trial findings leaves out crucial detail (Association of Health Care Journalists)
  • Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis (STAT)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm tells us where we’re at in the fight against Covid-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Malls and retail stores are reopening. But shoppers may not come back (CNN)

April 30, 2020

  • Gustavus biologist, other experts say social distancing remains important (St. Peter Herald – MN)

April 29, 2020

  • As many as 18.4 million Americans face disruption, loss of health insurance in pandemic (Brinkwire)
  • Amazing scientific response (UMRA Newsletter)
  • Arrests drop in Duluth, St. Louis County, though crime rates persist (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Virus wreaks havoc among most vulnerable (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm warns that coronavirus is airborne and easily spreadable (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Experts: People probably aren’t actually catching COVID again (Futurism)
  • A new public health crisis: caring for older adults living in nursing homes, assisted living and senior care (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Wednesday coronavirus update: 18 more MN deaths but ICU numbers soften (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • What is truly important? (The Sampson Independent – NC)

April 28, 2020

  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts for years prior to the coronavirus pandemic (Newsmax)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to the coronavirus pandemic (Michigan Radio NPR)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (WAMU Radio – Washington, DC)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (WPCC Radio – Washington, DC)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (NPR Morning Edition)
  • As many as 18.4 million Americans face disruptions and potential loss of health insurance coverage (Medical Xpress)
  • US experts identified one antibody test with 100% accuracy while 10 others have over 95%: Check them out! (The Science Times)
  • Here’s what we know about coronavirus antibodies. (Spoiler: It’s not much.) (Vice)
  • The false hope of antibody tests (The Atlantic)
  • US surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases (The Hill)
  • As lockdowns drag on, is it OK to ease up on social distancing? (NBC News)
  • As lockdowns drag on, is it OK to ease up on social distancing? (Today)
  • As lockdowns drag on, is it OK to ease up on social distancing? (Yahoo! News)
  • Rural moms already have no place to go. The coronavirus will make the problem worse. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Let’s get real about coronavirus tests (The New York Times)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to the coronavirus pandemic (Michigan Radio NPR)

April 27, 2020

  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (KASU Radio – Jonesboro, AR)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (APM Reports – St. Paul, MN)
  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Go San Angelo – TX)
  • Arizona’s public health spending is lower than most other states’. Here’s what that means (Arizona Central – Phoenix, AZ)
  • Arizona’s public health spending is lower than most other states’. Here’s what that means (USA Today)
  • Screens in the time of COVID (Minnesota Parent)
  • Sweden puts few restrictions on public life: Could it work here? Dr Osterholm weighs in (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • It’s a marathon’: U of M’s Dr. Osterholm says we’re only at the beginning stages of fighting COVID-19 (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • National COVID-19 expert Dr. Osterholm receiving death threats (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

April 26, 2020

  • Can antibody tests help end the coronavirus pandemic? (The New York Times)
  • Epidemiologist: FDA ‘all but given up its oversight’ of coronavirus tests (The Week)
  • Our View: COVID-19: Minnesota model holds promise in virus fight (Mankato Free Press – MN)

April 25, 2020

  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Alice Echo News Journal – TX)
  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Austin-American Statesman – TX)
  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Stephenville Empire-Tribune TX)
  • Once cut, now crucial: Pa.’s public health nurses are now pivotal to easing coronavirus restrictions (York Dispatch PA)
  • Pa. contact tracing nurses pivotal, but few remain (Standard Speaker – Hazleton, PA)
  • Minnesota COVID-19 deaths double in one week (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • 360 deaths or 22,000? Why Minnesota’s COVID-19 models are so different (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

April 24, 2020

  • Trusted research can guide equity-focused policies addressing COVID-19 (The Hill)
  • PA slashed the ranks of its contact tracing nurses. Now, pivotal to reopening, only a few remain (The Citizens’ Voice – Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Cut, now crucial: Long cast aside as expendable, Pa.’s public health nurses are now pivotal to easing coronavirus restrictions (Bucks County Courier Times – Langhorne, PA)
  • ‘Our moon shot’: Vaccine makers go ahead with unproven candidates to meet 2021 goal – that experts say may be unrealistic (Taunton Daily Gazette – MA)
  • Infectious disease expert makes chilling prediction for states reopening amid pandemic (HuffPost)
  • An infectious disease expert on the dangers of Trump’s ‘non-scientific’ claims (PBS NewsHour)
  • Life in the time of COVID-19 (Mille Lacs Messenger – MN)
  • To fight COVID-19, are Minnesotans ready to share private data on health, location? (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Restrictions could be lifted on up to 100,000 Minnesota workers by Monday (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The results of coronavirus ‘serosurveys’ are starting to be released. Here’s how to kick their tires (STAT)

April 23, 2020

  • 1 in 5 New Yorkers may have had COVID-19, antibody tests suggest (The New York Times)
  • Our moon shot’: Vaccine makers go ahead with unproven candidates to meet 2021 goal – that experts say may be unrealistic (USA Today)
  • The voters Trump needs most right now (The Atlantic)

April 22, 2020

  • Coming soon to Minnesota: COVID-19 testing for all (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • What does testing expansion mean for Minnesota’s Stay at Home order? (Bring Me The News)
  • The Minnesota Moonshot’: Walz, health officials announce plan to test 20,000 a day for virus (Mesabi Daily News – Virginia, MN)
  • State rolls out plan to administer as many as 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day (MinnPost)
  • Gov. Walz, University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic to make announcement about COVID-19 testing (Inforum)
  • Minnesota will soon test 20,000 per day thanks to U of M and Mayo Clinic (Pioneer Press – St. Paul)
  • Walz calls efforts to increase testing capability in Minnesota ‘great first step’ in fighting virus (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Gov. Walz, Mayo Clinic, U of M, and health systems collaborate on rapid ramping up of testing capacity (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Deaths jump to 179; Walz unveils major testing push (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Economic chaos fuels hunger and strongmen (The New York Times)
  • The fear of coronavirus and flu colliding in the fall (The New York Times)
  • New testing plan is big step toward reopening Minnesota (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm ‘States like Georgia are headed for a train wreck’ by reopening too soon (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Walz announces “breakthrough” on coronavirus testing (WDIO TV – Duluth, MN)
  • More than 23,000 seek coverage through MNsure (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Top U of M infectious disease doctor: ‘We are in the very first innings of this game’ (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

April 21, 2020

  • Antibody surveys suggesting vast undercount of coronavirus infections may be unreliable (Science Magazine)
  • Infectious disease expert: We’re only in the second inning of the pandemic (CNN)
  • What families need to know about the coronavirus antibody test (Fatherly)
  • U of M COVID-19 study on asymptomatic health care workers begins in Buffalo (KSTP TV – St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • American farmers were already hurting. Now the coronavirus slowdown might do them in (Time)
  • As virus invades rural America, the politics are beginning to scramble (Post Alley – Seattle, WA)
  • Amid mounting death toll, Minnesota officials scramble to find safe places for seniors (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Isolation a risk for vulnerable populations (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)

April 20, 2020

  • New 3D computer model shows how far a cough can spread indoors (Big Think)
  • How to do laundry while protecting yourself from coronavirus (Self)
  • Rural America’s coronavirus crisis is still emerging (News and Guts)
  • Should I call out my neighbors for not social distancing? (Rewire)
  • Infectious disease doctor says preventing spread of coronavirus is ‘about life and death’ (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair (Pioneer Press – St. Paul)

April 19, 2020

  • Antibody test, seen as key to reopening country, does not yet deliver (Chicago Tribune – Illinois)
  • “It is harrowing. It is daunting. It is overwhelming”: The mental toll of coronavirus is crushing medical workers (Vanity Fair)
  • Antibody test, seen as key to reopening country, does not yet deliver (The New York Times)

April 18, 2020

April 17, 2020

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm has strong words on COVID-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

April 16, 2020

  • Experts: Oklahoma, among the unhealthiest states, faces heightened risks for COVID-19 (PBS Frontline)
  • Experts: Oklahoma, among the unhealthiest states, faces heightened risks for COVID-19 (Oklahoma Watch)
  • Understanding the transmission of respiratory winter viruses (Medium)
  • Big data drives Minnesota’s COVID-19 response. Take a look under the hood. (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Trump’s obsession with reopening the economy ignores public Health experts (The Intercept)

April 15, 2020

  • How expanded testing would work in Minnesota (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Victoria County officials report no new cases, talk about reopening city (Victoria Advocate – TX)
  • Is the worst of COVID-19 behind us? (The Timberjay – Tower, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm disagrees with the president cutting funding to the WHO (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • State officials expect virus to take greater toll on racial minorities (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • ‘It really is the perfect storm’: Coronavirus comes for rural America (Politico)

April 14, 2020

  • Stay 6 feet apart, we’re told. But how far can air carry coronavirus? (The New York Times)
  • Does widespread disinfecting kill the coronavirus? It’s under debate (The New York Times)
  • Ending coronavirus lockdowns will be a dangerous process of trial and error (Science Magazine)
  • Our pandemic summer (The Atlantic)
  • Harvard Study: Some Social Distancing Measures May Be Needed Until 2022 (New York Magazine)
  • An alarming simulation shows how a single cough could spread particles through a grocery store. And it’s a perfect example of why people should wear masks in public to combat the spread of coronavirus. (Business Insider)

April 13, 2020

  • Coronavirus isn’t red state vs. blue state issue, cautions doctor (MSNBC)
  • Who are your trusted sources on COVID-19? (Duke Today – Duke University)
  • Governor wants 5,000 COVID-19 tests a day, but one major issue is getting in the way (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Animal Doctor: More on coronavirus (Tulsa World – OK)
  • University research targets social distancing compliance, mental health (Minnesota Daily – University of Minnesota)
  • With Trump eager to restart economy amid coronavirus crisis, experts implore feds for testing, tracing and a clear plan (WCED Radio – DuBois, PA)
  • To the polls in a pandemic: How Wisconsin went ahead with an election amidst a public health crisis (Wisconsin Public Radio)
  • Five-step plan for reopening business is put to the test in China (The Washington Post)

April 12, 2020

  • Sunday Morning with Paul Douglas (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota lifts veil on coronavirus model 2.0 (Hutchinson Leader – MN)
  • As coronavirus spreads, here’s what you can do (Medium)
  • Most in area support COVID rules, but skeptics remain defiant (Mankato Free Press – MN)

April 11, 2020

  • Is Hibbing prepared for COVID-19? (Hibbing Daily Tribune – MN)
  • Minnesota sees more COVID-19 deaths; officials say distancing making a difference (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota officials unveil modeling behind state’s COVID-19 strategy (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Economists and epidemiologists work to find a balance amid pandemic (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

April 10, 2020

  • Health In All Matters Podcast (Twin Cities Public Television)
  • Coronavirus in Minnesota: Researchers explain their method of predicting COVID-19’s potential deadliness (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • $90 trillion question: How to get people back to work (Finance & Commerce)
  • McFeely Mess podcast: ‘It will hit every small town’ (Inforum)
  • What’s been informing the state’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies? For one, this model (St. Cloud Times – MN)
  • Famed Minnesota epidemiologist says coronavirus will ‘hit every small town (Duluth News Tribune – MN)
  • University of Minnesota lifts veil on coronavirus model 2.0 (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)

April 9, 2020

  • A new study suggests 6 ft might not be enough when walking, running or biking outside (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus mystery: Disease infects more women but kills more men (The Hill)
  • The $90 trillion question is how to get people back to work ( Greenwich Time – CT)
  • Minnesota COVID-19 modelers from U will release numbers and technical info Friday (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • MDH announces COVID-19 modeling presentation for Friday (Bring Me The News – MN)

April 8, 2020

  • What you need to know about Minnesota’s ‘stay-at-home’ order (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • COVID-19 pandemic could last 12-18 months according to Dr. Osterholm (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Rate of coronavirus deaths and illness much higher among people of color (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • School of Public Health launches COVID-19 podcast to combat misinformation (Minnesota Daily – University of Minnesota)
  • Are Minnesotans better at social distancing? (The Timberjay – Tower, MN)
  • Medical modeling: Trying to predict the future of a pandemic (MPR)
  • Minnesota nursing homes launch aggressive new safety measures to control virus (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • The Best of the Twin Cities (in the worst of times) (City Pages – Minneapolis, MN)

April 7, 2020

  • Governor taps team of experts for help with long-term coronavirus plan (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID-19 may soon peak in three major US cities. Here’s what that means (Quartz)
  • Infectious disease expert warns coronavirus pandemic could be ‘the first inning of a 9-inning game’ (FOX News)
  • Can US avoid another lockdown if coronavirus proves to be seasonal? (Yahoo! News)
  • Nurse says she was suspended after refusing to treat coronavirus patients without a mask (USA Today)
  • MDH says model should be used to help analyze the COVID-19 situation in the moment (KTOE Radio – Mankato, MN)
  • We’ve been lucky so far. I hope we stay that way (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)

April 6, 2020

  • Nursing homes on the front line of limiting coronavirus spread among Minnesotans (MPR)
  • University of Minnesota med students team with tech startup to help health care providers with child care, chores (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Minnesota leaders call national COVID-19 model ‘overly optimistic’ (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm: “I think that the Surgeon General’s comments were absolutely irresponsible” (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Trump confronts most difficult week yet in coronavirus battle (The Hill)
  • School of Public Health created pandemic “task force” in 2006, using findings today (The Minnesota Daily – University of Minnesota-TC)
  • The U.S. knows very little about the spread of COVID-19. A Minneapolis Fed researcher has a proposal to fix that (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Former Minnesota state epidemiologist slams Surgeon General’s coronavirus comments (WWL Radio – New Orleans, LA)

April 5, 2020

  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 response shows promise in helping to slow virus (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Happy thoughts and hot liquids won’t save us (The Lumberjack – Humboldt State University, CA)
  • National model lowering Minnesota’s death toll estimate for 1st wave of coronavirus pandemic (Bring Me the News – MN)
  • State of emergency for Black America (Precinct Reporter – San Bernardino, CA)
  • Minnesota details breadth of elder-care coronavirus cases (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Infected but feeling fine: the unwitting coronavirus spreaders (The Irish Times)

April 4, 2020

  • MDH releases list of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Coronavirus isn’t the first viral outbreak to bring life in St. Paul to a halt (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Pandemic lessons need to be heeded (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Osterholm says cloth masks won’t fully protect from coronavirus (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Brace yourself for waves of coronavirus infections (The New York Times)

April 3, 2020

  • Coronavirus en Estados Unidos: la escasez de equipos médicos cruciales en el país más rico del mundo (y la “batalla” por hacerse con estos materiales) (BBC Mundo)
  • How the federal government has supported public health efforts in states so far (NPR)
  • Experts say ordering takeout is safe — here’s how to keep it healthy, too (NBC Today)
  • Chad Hartman Show: Dr. Michael Osterholm (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • How the federal government has supported public health efforts in states so far (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Should you cancel your summer vacation plans because of coronavirus? (The Dallas Morning News – TX)

April 2, 2020

  • Disease data modeling, in Minnesota and elsewhere, varies greatly (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Mayo Clinic experts discuss high COVID-19 death toll projections (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Is the coronavirus airborne? Experts can’t agree (Nature)
  • Wealthy L.A. areas have higher rates of coronavirus cases. Why those numbers are deceiving (Los Angeles Times)
  • Your View: How to stay socially connected while physically apart (The Morning Call)
  • Singapore’s coronavirus struggle shows colossal task of global containment (The New York Times)
  • Minnesota health officials continue to conceal names of senior care facilities with coronavirus (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)

April 1, 2020

  • Calm before the storm: Rural hospitals brace for the coronavirus surge (Forbes)
  • Model behavior: Estimates of COVID-19 spread ‘all over the place’ (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • When the going gets tough, the tough must be ethical (JPHMP Direct)
  • 5 tips for replenishing your ‘stay-at-home’ supplies amid coronavirus concerns (The Oregonian – Portland, OR)
  • Singapore’s coronavirus struggle shows colossal task of global containment (The New York Times)
  • Scientist who predicted pandemic blasts WHO: ‘They set us back a great deal’ (Daily Caller)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths now stand at 12 (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Response to coronavirus driven by modeling (The Tower-Soudan Timberjay – MN)
  • The United States leads in coronavirus cases, but not pandemic response (Science)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services orders more than 200 adult day centers for seniors, people with disabilities to close (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)

March 31, 2020

  • More than 150,000 Minnesota households don’t have broadband access (Minnesota Reformer)
  • What to do when your coronavirus stockpile runs low (The Free Press – Kinston, NC)
  • What to do when your coronavirus stockpile runs low (MSN)
  • Infected but feeling fine: The unwitting coronavirus spreaders (The New York Times)
  • The Glean (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Could a steam bath freshen my face mask? (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)

March 30, 2020

  • ‘Really hard’ ethical choices may be needed if coronavirus cases exceed health care capacity (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • Coronavirus in the US: How all 50 states are responding to the public health emergency (USA Today)
  • COVID-19 model says Minnesota is saving tens of thousands of lives by staying home (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • Face mask shortage in stockpile becomes political issue in election year (CBS News)
  • Dr. Osterholm says defeating COVID-19 could take several months (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M’s Osterholm says obesity could be deadly factor in U.S. COVID-19 outbreak (Bring Me the News – MN)
  • Two new road maps lay out possible paths to end coronavirus lockdowns (Boston Globe – MA)
  • 5 stories you might have missed from over the weekend (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • 4 more coronavirus deaths in Minnesota; known cases rise to 503 (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Gas stations depend on getting customers inside. Is that a problem right now? (Marketplace)

March 29, 2020

  • Nadine Bailey: Hand washing, COVID-19 and the new normal? We will get through this (Record Searchlight – Redding, WA)
  • Two new road maps lay out possible paths to end coronavirus lockdowns (STAT)
  • How — and when — does this come to an end? (The Free Press – Mankato, MN)
  • COVID-19 model says Minnesota is saving tens of thousands of lives by staying home (St. Pioneer Press – MN)
  • One More Thing:  Farmers worry about coronavirus ahead of Spring planting  (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

March 28, 2020

  • Advice for ag producers on proceeding during outbreak (The Country Today – Eau Claire, WI)
  • ‘Really hard’ ethical choices may be needed if coronavirus cases exceed health care capacity (St. Paul Pioneer Press – MN)
  • States and stores are banning reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to use them? (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • Developing the Minnesota COVID model (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Is the price of containment killing the patient? (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)

March 27, 2020

  • Eleven States Don’t Track Or Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalizations (KVPR Radio – Clovis, CA)
  • Experts say the U.S. needs a national shutdown ASAP — but differ on what comes next (WFDD Radio – Winston-Salem, NC)
  • UK addresses COVID-19 drugs; other Q and A (WTVQ TV – Lexington, KY)
  • Parkways around Lake Harriet to close to free space during stay-at-home order (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • States and stores are banning reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to use them? (MPR News)
  • From Gates to Osterholm: The coronavirus was actually expected (MinnPost)
  • Experts say the U.S. needs a national shutdown ASAP – but differ on what comes next (NPR)
  • Health officials confront new threat to speed of testing (The Hill)
  • How can you safely grocery shop in the time of coronavirus? Here’s what experts suggest (Time)

March 26, 2020

  • The COVID-19 crisis reveals an old divide between the parties (The Atlantic)
  • Timeline of Walz executive orders due to COVID-19 (KTOE Radio – Mankato, MN)
  • Coronavirus Daily Briefing: Minnesotans urged to comply with stay at home order (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • It’s probably too late to use South Korea’s trick for tracking coronavirus (The Daily Beast)
  • Coronavirus Update: Researchers warn of critical drug shortages if supply chain info isn’t made public (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What you need to know about Minnesota’s ‘stay-at-home’ order (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Infectious disease expert: Coronavirus will overwhelm U.S. health care system (MSNBC)
  • What data did Gov. Walz use to predict the coronavirus’ effect on MN? (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What we’ve learned about the coronavirus — and what we still need to know (STAT)

March 25, 2020

  • Joe Rogan’s latest guest predicted just how bad the coronavirus could get (Showbiz Cheat Sheet)
  • Getting creative but remaining rigorous and scientific in responding to a pandemic (JPHMP Direct)
  • We will have a devastating recession economy until there’s widespread coronavirus testing (USA Today)
  • Walz issues ‘stay at home’ order to curb coronavirus (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)
  • Helen Kowalski: Another perspective on virus tactics (The Chippewa Herald – Chippewa Falls, WI)
  • Case count grows to 287 as hospitals prep for surge (Fergus Falls Journal – MN)
  • Infectious disease expert: Coronavirus will overwhelm U.S. health care system (Yahoo! News)

March 24, 2020

  • Shelter-in-place strategy for coronavirus poses constitutional, economic problems (MinnPost)
  • Scheffler: We’re living through history (Minnesota Daily)
  • These are the 6 ways the coronavirus pandemic could end (The Hill)
  • What to know before you make summer vacation plans (CNN)
  • Guest editorial: Short-term crisis reveals persistent need (The Tribune Democrat – Greater Johnstown, PA)

March 23, 2020

March 22, 2020

  • The world has suffered through other deadly pandemics. But the response to coronavirus is unprecedented. (The Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
  • Coronavirus: China hid ‘silent carriers’ who make up a third of the cases in official count, claims report (MEAWW)
  • Coronavirus pandemic: What’s ‘normal’ now? What’s next? An interview with Michael Osterholm. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • UMASH hosting webinar to inform producers and ag professionals on COVID-19 and proper farm responses (KEYC TV – Mankato, MN)
  • Coronavirus: When will see start seeing a decrease in Minnesota? (Bring Me the News)
  • Words To Live By: Worthy of our ancestors (Sawyer County Record – WI)

March 21, 2020

  • A COVID-19 quiz to test your knowledge of pandemic trivia (Modern Healthcare)
  • The COVID-19 pandemic could be ‘devastating’ in rural areas (Mesabi Daily News – MN)
  • Will Smith explains why social distancing is so important during coronavirus outbreak (The Blast)

March 20, 2020

  • Will Smith appears on ‘Red Table Talk’ for discussion on coronavirus (VIBE)
  • Cartwright: prepare for lengthy coronavirus pandemic (The Times-Tribune – Scranton, PA)
  • Bill Gates has been warning of a global health threat for years. Here are 11 people who seemingly predicted the coronavirus pandemic. (Business Insider)
  • Will Smith feels ‘responsible for a lot of the misinformation’ about the coronavirus because of ‘I Am Legend’ (The Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
    3/20: Understanding what works: How some countries are beating back the coronavirus (STAT)
  • Gov. Tim Walz: ‘Shelter in place’ order a tool in the ‘toolbox’ (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith calls emergency ‘Red Table Talk’ for the coronavirus, expert explains why it’s crucial to protect the health care system (Atlanta Black Star – GA)
  • Disease expert Mike Osterholm talks about efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Almanac, TPT – St. Paul, MN)
  • Covert coronavirus infections could be seeding new outbreaks (Nature)

March 19, 2020

  • Coronavirus Study: Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of COVID-19 (WJZ TV – Baltimore, MD)
  • Will Smith revisits ‘I Am Legend’ to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus (BET)
  • Mayor Sturm addresses community concerning the Coronavirus (Montevideo American-News – MN)
  • Infected people without symptoms spread CV (WJR Radio – Detroit, MI)
  • Coronavirus kills 4 family members and sickens others after a dinner in New Jersey (KCPQ TV – Seattle, WA)
  • There are now over 9,400 coronavirus cases in the U.S. (NBC2 News – Fort Meyers, FL)
  • The Smith family discusses coronavirus on ‘Red Table Talk’ (Albany Herald – GA)
  • Rep. Cartwright self-quarantines (The Citizens’ Voice – Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized (KRDO TV – Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services needs emergency powers (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Coronavirus and kids: Doctors answer parents’ COVID-19 questions (Fatherly)
  • The COVID-19 pandemic could be ‘devastating’ in rural areas. (Minnesota Reformer)
  • Practical biosecurity recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in farm workers and allied operations (UMN Swine News)
  • UMN infectious disease expert: ‘This is not going to be over with by the end of the summer.’ (St. Paul Pioneer Press – MN)
  • Will Smith calls family together for emergency ‘Red Table Talk’ to discuss coronavirus crisis (The New York Daily News)

March 18, 2020

  • As China’s virus cases reach zero, experts warn of second wave (Bloomberg)
  • Studies look at potential scenarios for COVID-19 in Minnesota (Bring Me the News)
  • Officials say If people don’t heed warnings, health care system might not be equipped for what’s next (WDRB TV – Louisville, KY)
  • America botched coronavirus testing. We’re about to find out just how badly. (The Daily Beast)

March 17, 2020

  • What China’s coronavirus response can teach the rest of the world (Nature)
  • The single most important lesson from the 1918 Influenza (The New York Times)

March 16, 2020

  • States are rushing to close schools. But what does the science on closures say? (The Washington Post)
  • How contagious is the coronavirus? (CBS News)
  • Asymptomatic people may be driving spread of coronavirus (WIS News TV – Columbia, SC)
  • 5 stories you might have missed from over the weekend (Rochester Post Bulletin – MN)
  • Important coverage trends for COVID-19 (The Buffalo News – NY)
  • Asymptomatic people may be driving spread of coronavirus (WVIR TV – Charlottesville, VA)
  • Coronavirus in Minnesota: WCCO viewers’ biggest COVID-19 questions, answered (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Asymptomatic people may be driving spread of coronavirus (WCJB TV – Gainesville, FL)
  • ‘Community spread’ of coronavirus confirmed in 3 of Minnesota’s 35 COVID-19 cases (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)

March 15, 2020

  • This is not going to be like a Minnesota blizzard. . . we’re talking about something that I call a coronavirus winter’ (The Duluth News Tribune)
  • Minnesota to start tracking hospital ventilators (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pence pledges high-speed coronavirus testing from 2,000 labs this week (The New York Times)
  • Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized (KTVK TV – Phoenix, AZ)

March 14, 2020

  • Coronavirus will hit the health system hard, and not all states are prepared (The Keene Sentinel – NH)
  • WVU chief health officer on COVID-19: It’s here. We just can’t detect it yet. (The Register-Herald – Beckley, West Virginia)
  • Coronavirus explained (The Bulletin – Bend, OR)

March 13, 2020

  • OpEd: Start thinking now about child care solutions (Willmington Biz – NC)
  • Social distancing? You might be fighting climate change, too. (The New York Times)
  • University of Minnesota leaders share global expertise and outline proactive response plans for COVID-19 (UMN News)
  • Infectious disease center launches Coronavirus Resource Center (NorthfieldNews.com – MN)
  • Coronavirus expert Michael Osterholm gave Joe Rogan a simple overview of how to stay safe (Men’s Health)
  • Doctor on Fox News goes off after listening to WH task force official on Tucker: An ‘incompetent, incoherent’ response (Media ITE)

March 12, 2020

  • Trump and Pence won’t be tested after meeting with infected Brazilian official (The New York Time)
  • Coronavirus threatens Americans with underlying conditions (The New York Times)
  • Schools are ‘deep cleaning’ to fight coronavirus. Why some experts say it’s probably a waste of time. (The Washington Post)
  • Joe Rogan’s podcast goes in-depth on coronavirus pandemic with infectious disease expert (Philly Voice – PA)
  • Michael Osterholm, internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. (KSON Radio – San Diego, CA)
  • OMF – NBA, NHL, MLB suspend operations; Michael Osterholm with Joe Rogan (WEEI Radio – Brighton, MA)

March 11, 2020

  • One of the world’s top authorities on infectious diseases is 1975 Luther College graduate Michael Osterholm (DecorahNews.com)
  • Infectious disease “medical detective” Michael Osterholm (Real Clear Politics)
  • Why we should still try to contain the coronavirus (Los Angeles Times)
  • Facts not fear: What the Carolinas should know about coronavirus (WCNC TV – Charlotte, NC)
  • Coronavirus may be most infectious when symptoms are mildest, small study finds (LiveScience)
  • Experts skeptical that warm weather will slow COVID-19 outbreak (AccuWeather)
    When will a vaccine be ready for the COVID-19 coronavirus? (Heavy)

March 10, 2020

  • Amy Qin: China may be beating the coronavirus, at a painful cost (St. Paul Pioneer Press – MN)
  • Coachella and Stagecoach postponed, UK minister diagnosed with coronavirus (CNBC)
  • US isn’t prepared for outbreak: This is a ‘coronavirus winter, and we’re in the first week,’ disease specialist says (CNBC)
  • Coronavirus isolation tactics are ramping up in the Bay Area. When does it end? (San Francisco Chronicle – CA)
  • The disease expert who warned us (CNN)
  • Contact tracing is key to America’s coronavirus strategy. What happens if it stops working well? (KRDO TV – Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Why older and chronically ill Americans are at greatest risk from coronavirus (The Washington Post)
  • Coronavirus patients not contagious after 10 days of symptoms, even though viral shedding lasts for weeks (MEAWW)

March 9, 2020

  • GELFAND: On the Intersection of Coronavirus and Sport (Zone Coverage)
  • People ‘shed’ high levels of coronavirus, study finds, but most are likely not infectious after recovery begins (STAT)
  • Schools close over coronavirus threat, raising concerns about disruption (Indianapolis Business Journal)
  • Over 60? Experts urge these lifestyle changes to avoid the coronavirus (Yahoo! Finance)
  • Editorial roundup: Virus will test Minnesota’s strong public health system (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)

March 8, 2020

  • As coronavirus spreads, should you cancel vacation? (NNY360)
  • Italy’s auto industry adapts to havoc caused by expanded virus rules (Automotive News Europe)
  • Italian Prime Minister quarantines north including Venice, Milan to stop coronavirus spread (WTVD TV – Raleigh, NC)
  • Italy’s drastic containment rules don’t seem to have changed life much (Bloomberg-Quint)

March 7, 2020

  • With coronavirus lurking, conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Salon)
  • Coronavirus: Tracking down people in contact with infected at airport gates ‘virtually impossible’ – Director-General (Newshub)
  • Virus will test Minnesota’s strong public health system (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • China may be beating the coronavirus, at a painful cost (The New York Times)
  • New CDC guidance says older adults should ‘stay at home as much as possible’ due to coronavirus (WINK TV – Fort Myers, FL)
  • With virus cases in Wash. state and Utah, Idaho braces for outbreak (Idaho State Journal)
  • As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic (WFMJ TV – Youngstown, OH)
  • The coronavirus outbreak sure looks like a pandemic, except to the World Health Organization (Los Angeles Times)
  • As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic (The New York Times)
  • As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic (ABC News)
  • Jeff Jacobs: UConn women fans not letting coronavirus outbreak keep them from their Huskies (The Middletown Press – CT)
  • Thousands held on cruise ship off US west coast as scientists say: ‘This is now a pandemic’ (The Guardian)

March 6, 2020

  • Can China’s COVID-19 strategy work elsewhere? (Science Magazine)
  • ‘Do we really want to close schools?’ U.S. authorities resist coronavirus closures (Reuters – UK)
  • CDC says adults over 60 should ‘stay at home as much as possible’ due to coronavirus (KMOV TV – St. Louis, MO)
  • New CDC guidance says older adults should ‘stay at home as much as possible’ due to coronavirus (WBND TV – South Bend, IN)
  • With coronavirus lurking, conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Muskogee Phoenix – OK)
  • With coronavirus lurking, conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Kaiser Health News)
  • CDC: Older people should stay home when possible (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – PA)
  • U.S. coronavirus fatality rate could be lower than global rate so far (The Washington Post)
  • The complicated business of closing schools because of coronavirus (Newsweek)
  • Health experts answer your coronavirus questions (CBS News)
  • With coronavirus lurking, Seattle conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Patch – Seattle, WA)
  • Coronavirus: What health experts say you need to know (Yahoo! News)

March 5, 2020

March 4, 2020

  • Tough coronavirus prevention advice: Don’t touch your face (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Fryer: Preparing for coronavirus (Rutland Herald – VT)
  • Response in China slowed outbreak of coronavirus — but experts caution against extreme measures in Seattle (The Seattle Times – WA)

March 3, 2020

  • Coronavirus means ‘back to the basics of public health,’ says U Of M’s Dr. Michael Osterholm (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • It’s too late for the U.S. to fight the spread of coronavirus with domestic travel restrictions (Fortune)
  • Coronavirus Briefing: What happened today (The New York Times)
  • It’s too late for US to fight virus with domestic travel curbs (Janesville Gazette – WI)
  • DNC 2020 officials monitoring coronavirus as Milwaukee prepares to host 50,000 visitors in July (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – WI)
  • One woman’s miserable experience trying to get tested for the coronavirus (MarketWatch)

March 2, 2020

  • It’s too late to fight coronavirus by curbing U.S. travel (Bloomberg)
  • In an exchange about coronavirus, homeland security chief gets flu mortality rate wrong (Kaiser Health News)
  • China’s aggressive measures have slowed the coronavirus. They may not work in other countries (Science Magazine)
  • As coronavirus numbers rise, C.D.C. testing comes under fire (The New York Times)
  • A kiss is just a kiss — except when it spreads a virus (The Japan Times)

March 1, 2020

  • Covid-19: Don’t bank on epidemic easing in the summer, scientists say (Today Online)
  • U Of M health expert on coronavirus: Don’t panic, but prepare (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

  • Minnesota infectious disease expert discusses how to prepare for coronavirus (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

  • What the new phase of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. means for you (Science News)
  • Lack of accurate coronavirus tests sets back effort to limit infections (Los Angeles Times)
  • Some commonsense tips to prepare for the spread of coronavirus (MinnPost)
  • Widespread coronavirus cases could tax U.S. hospitals (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Face mask shortage danger as coronavirus has people gobbling them up (WTHR TV – Indianapolis, IN)
  • Four new coronavirus cases in Pacific Northwest suggest community spread of the disease (STAT)
  • How ready are we for COVID-19? (PBS)
  • Women say they’re washing their hands significantly more than men as the coronavirus spreads around the world (Business Insider)
  • Trump’s biggest test: Coronavirus (U.S. News & World Report)

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

  • Coronavirus: What you need to know to prepare for a covid-19 pandemic (New Scientist)
  • Dow plunges to biggest loss in history on coronavirus fears (U.S. News & World Report)
  • The Denier-In-Chief won’t be able to deny coronavirus (Hartford Courant – CT)
  • Minnesota health officials prepare for coronavirus, say citizens should too (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Coronavirus planning: What you should know now (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • After mystery coronavirus case in California, health officials go into detective mode (NBC News)

FEBRUARY 26, 2020

  • This virus is no laughing matter (Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com – St. Paul, MN)
  • They were infected with the coronavirus. They never showed signs. (The New York Times)
  • What to know about the coronavirus (The Hill)
  • Trump is headed for a political reckoning as his response to the coronavirus paints a grim picture of his ability to handle a pandemic (Business Insider)
  • The 1-meter rule: virologists pan high fives, ‘bro hugs,’ and kissing as the coronavirus spreads (Fortune)
  • Italians urged to avoid ‘double kiss’ for fear greeting could spread Coronavirus (Daily Star – UK)
  • Connecticut officials preparing for coronavirus to spread (New Haven Register – CT)

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

  • CDC: Prepare for coronavirus to spread in U.S. (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Many of the U.S. coronavirus cases have been relatively mild, and other answers to questions (Omaha World-Herald – NE)
  • COVID-19: Time to ‘take the risk of scaring people’ (Medscape)
  • Public health experts raise alarm as coronavirus spreads (The Hill)
  • Minnesota experts: It’s time families plan for COVID-19 outbreak (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)
  • Spread of coronavirus in U.S. could close schools, shut down public gatherings, force people to work remotely (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – WI)
  • “We are at a turning point”: The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a pandemic (Vox)
  • A kiss is just a kiss except when it spreads the coronavirus (Bloomberg)

FEBRUARY 24, 2020

  • Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (The Louisiana Weekly)
  • As Trump paints rosy picture of coronavirus, his own health officials sound alarm (NBC News)
  • Is the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic yet? (The New York Times)
  • U of M disease expert: Coronavirus won’t be contained, so here’s what to do (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
  • Spreading across continents, a lethal virus tests a fraying global order (The New York Times)
  • Coronavirus spreads outside China, fueling health expert fears of global pandemic: ‘It’s already out’ (The Blaze)
  • Public health expert shares suggestions on how to manage a pandemic (NPR)
  • Public health expert shares suggestions on how to manage a pandemic (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Public health expert shares suggestions on how to manage a pandemic (CapRadio NPR – CA)

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

  • Coronavirus outcomes range from pandemic to a new flu, experts say (Business Mirror – PH)
  • There was no vaccine for Sars or Mers. Will there be one for the new coronavirus? (South China Morning Post)

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

  • White House fears coronavirus could shape Trump’s 2020 fortunes (Politico)
  • Coronavirus name splits scientists (Science Magazine)
  • The coronavirus is picking up steam outside China, narrowing chances of eliminating it (STAT News)
  • With 4 deaths in Iran and more cases on 3 continents, fears of coronavirus pandemic rise (The New York Times)
  • Novel coronavirus: Study suggests multiple shedding routes (Medscape)
  • How not to panic over the Wuhan virus (or Russia) (The Wall Street Journal)
  • U of M launches website dedicated to the coronavirus (KTOE Radio – Mankato, MN)
  • Why Singapore’s admired coronavirus playbook can’t be replicated (Japan Times)

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

  • Sharp fall in new Chinese coronavirus cases, but is it only because of new counting method? (Today Online)
  • Coronavirus: Numbers dip sharply as China now excludes positive cases with no symptoms from confirmed tally (MEAWW.com)
  • Experts say confusion over coronavirus case count in China is muddying picture of spread (STAT News)
  • No US coronavirus cases were caught by airport temperature checks. Here’s what has worked (The Mercury News – San Jose, CA)
  • CIDRAP launches Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center (UMN News)
  • U Of M launches novel coronavirus resource center (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

  • The Health 202: Drugmakers are developing a coronavirus vaccine. That’s a sign the disease will be around a long time. (The Washington Post)
  • No U.S. coronavirus cases were caught by airport temperature checks. Here’s what has worked. (KEZI TV – Springfield, OR)
  • China claims new coronavirus cases are tapering off, but some experts warn of a ‘rebound’ (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Coronavirus claims the lives of two passengers from Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japan Media says (The Washington Post)

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

  • Cambodia’s coronavirus complacency may exact a global toll (The New York Times)
  • Coronavirus outcomes range From pandemic to a new flu, experts say (Bloomberg)
  • Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (Citrus County Chronicle – Crystal River, FL)

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

  • ‘The disruption is enormous.’ Coronavirus epidemic snarls science worldwide (Science)

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

  • Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (Merced Sun-Star – CA)

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

  • Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (Kaiser Health News)
  • How bad will the Wuhan coronavirus get? New research paints an alarming picture (Fast Company)

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

  • In business vs. coronavirus, coronavirus is winning (Fortune)
  • Health-care workers are the front-line warriors against coronavirus. We must protect them. (The Washington Post)
  • ‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Why Covid-19 deaths will keep rising even as the coronavirus outbreak wanes (Fortune)

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

  • Update: ‘A bit chaotic.’ Christening of new coronavirus and its disease name create confusion (Science)

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

  • Coronavirus researchers are using high-tech methods to predict where the virus might go next (Time)
  • Trump says that the EU was created to treat the US ‘badly’ and that coronavirus ‘will go away in April’ (The Indy 100/The Independent – UK)

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

  • Will summer kill the coronavirus? (Fortune)
  • The New West: Prominent public health official shares frank thoughts about Chronic Wasting Disease (Explore Big Sky – MT)

FEBRUARY 9, 2020

  • Epidemic forecasts are often wrong but can be useful (Japan Today)

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

  • WHO cautions that transmission of the new coronavirus outside of China could increase (STAT)

FEBRUARY 7, 2020

  • Hong Kong residents hoard toilet paper, noodles as coronavirus fears mount (Nasdaq)

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

  • Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn’t contained (PBS News Hour)
  • Man vs. Microbe: We’re not ready for the next global virus outbreak (Bloomberg)
  • How have we contained epidemics like the novel coronavirus in the past? (Vice)
  • Peak coronavirus? Epidemic forecasts are often wrong but can be useful (Reuters)
  • Peak coronavirus? Epidemic forecasts are often wrong but can be useful (The New York Times)

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

  • What the worst case of a coronavirus pandemic might look like (The Daily Beast)
  • Where to learn more about coronavirus and influenza: Three book ideas (Forbes)
  • Coronavirus pandemic worst-case scenario is ugly, experts say (News Parliament)
  • Infectious disease expert says we’re ‘ill-prepared’ for coronavirus (KARE 11 TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

  • Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn’t contained (STAT)
  • Why we are so ill-prepared for a possible pandemic like coronavirus (Time)
  • Past outbreaks provide a roadmap for U.S. government response to coronavirus threat (Time)
  • Past outbreaks provide a roadmap for U.S. government response to coronavirus threat (Yahoo! News)
  • China is about to find out whether its mass quarantine worked (Bloomberg)
  • China is about to find out whether its mass quarantine worked (Yahoo! Finance)

FEBRUARY 3, 2020

  • Feds declare public-health emergency over coronavirus outbreak, airlines stop flights and Sea-Tac becomes a screening site (The Seattle Times – WA)
  • Public health officials offer scant details on U.S. coronavirus patients (California Healthline)
  • Health officials err on side of caution to contain viral outbreak (The Wall Street Journal)

FEBRUARY 2, 2020

  • Is the US health system prepared for a novel coronavirus outbreak? (Medical Daily)
  • Public health officials offer scant details on U.S. coronavirus patients (The Connecticut Mirror)

FEBRUARY 1, 2020

  • How prepared is the US health system for a major coronavirus outbreak? (LimaOhio.com)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport’s quarantine station is on guard (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Wuhan coronavirus ‘super-spreaders’ could be wildcards (Wired)
  • How the feds missed their opportunity at a coronavirus vaccine (AsumeTech)

JANUARY 31, 2020

  • Trump administration restricts entry into U.S. from China (The New York Times)
  • How the feds missed their chance at a coronavirus vaccine (Politico)
  • Is it time to worry about coronavirus yet? (MinnPost)
  • Coronavirus Update, Invasive Species. Jan 31, 2020, Part 1 (Science Friday)
  • Trump administration restricts entry into U.S. from China (The Seattle Times – WA)

JANUARY 30, 2020

  • Limited data may be skewing assumptions about severity of coronavirus outbreak, experts say (STAT)
  • University of Minnesota doctor weighs in on coronavirus global health emergency (FOX 9 TV – Minneapolis, MN)

JANUARY 29, 2020

  • As coronavirus spreads, researchers race to develop a vaccine (NBC News)
  • Escalating outbreak heaps pressure on world health watchdog (Bloomberg)
  • Coronavirus is no Ebola, and that presents a different problem (Midland Reporter-Telegram – TX)
  • As coronavirus explodes in China, countries struggle to control its spread (The New York Times)
  • Worrying about coronavirus? This other virus is the real threat. (The Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
  • Escalating outbreak heaps pressure on world health watchdog (Bloomberg/Quint)
  • Escalating outbreak heaps pressure on World Health Organization (BNN Bloomberg – CAN)
  • Why are we so terrified of coronavirus? (Ellwood City Ledger – PA)

JANUARY 28, 2020

  • Can the new coronavirus be stopped? (WebMD)
  • Can the new coronavirus be stopped? (Medscape)
  • Why are we so terrified of coronavirus? (The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR)
  • Coronavirus a growing threat to global supply chains – pharma being hit first (The Loadstar)
  • As the coronavirus spreads, familiar questions on emergency preparedness resurface (MPR News)

JANUARY 27, 2020

  • Fear of coronavirus grows, but another virus has already killed 6,000 in U.S. (Mass Live)
  • Authorities say Chinese coronavirus could spread before symptoms show (Nature World News)

JANUARY 26, 2020

  • As coronavirus fears intensify, effectiveness of quarantines is questioned (The New York Times)
  • More U.S. coronavirus cases emerge, as China’s death toll rises (The New York Times)
  • China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show – calling into question US containment strategy (Gwinnett Daily Post – Lawrenceville, GA)
  • China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question U.S. containment strategy (WJW FOX 8 TV – Cleveland, OH)
  • China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question US containment strategy (KCPQ-TV – Seattle, WA)

JANUARY 25, 2020

  • Disease detectives hunting down more information about ‘super spreader’ of Wuhan coronavirus (WKTV-TV – Utica, NY)
  • In New York City’s Chinatown, residents and doctors brace for coronavirus’ arrival (Los Angeles Times)

JANUARY 24, 2020

  • How worried should we be about coronavirus? (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine – MN)
  • Four “generations” of spread seen with virus in China, alarming experts (Scientific American)
  • Coronavirus terrifies us, but another virus has already killed 6,000 in US (The Walton Sun – Walton Beach, FL)
  • Bats and sneezing camels: A tale of two viruses (Med News Ledger)
  • Something far deadlier than the Wuhan coronavirus lurks near you, right here in America (USA Today)
  • Coronavirus will impact supply chains around the world within days to week: Infectious disease expert (CNBC)
  • Bats and sneezing camels: A tale of two viruses (CBC – CAN)
  • Stock market live updates: Dow drops, Coronavirus fears take over, Boeing reversal (CNBC)

JANUARY 23, 2020

  • Disease detectives hunting down more information about ‘super spreader’ of Wuhan coronavirus (KTVZ-TV – Bend, OR)
  • Four ‘generations’ of spread seen with virus in China, alarming experts (STAT)
  • Minnesota disease expert says coronavirus spread unlikely but would have high consequence (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronaviru