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Ways to talk about AMR / Video chat with Maryn McKenna

Dear All, Explaining AMR to our colleagues is not easy! I wrote in a 30 Oct 2019 newsletter about what Wellcome Trust learned on this point when they interviewed 12,000 people in Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, the UK, the USA and Thailand — in brief, there are universal themes that improve the likelihood that your message will

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Where’s the innovation? / Indian Priority Pathogen List / DTR video explainer

Dear All, Three things briefly this evening: First, the observation about the limited degree of innovation across products in Phases 1-3 in the recent newsletter about the Pew Pipeline review (only 1 in 4 are novel classes or novel mechanisms; none are potentially active against Gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens or WHO critical threat pathogens) generated queries along

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AMR Action Fund ($1b for P2-3): Video chat with new CEO! New committed funds!

Dear All, I’ve written before about the AMR Action Fund (9 Jul 2020 newsletter): In brief, it is ~$1b pledged by over 20 leading pharmaceutical companies to support the Phase 2-3 studies needed to bring 2-4 new antibiotics to approval by 2030 Stated differently, the AMR Action Fund provides Push incentives for Phase 2-3 to complement the Push Incentives

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Brilliant 5-minute video explainer of the AMR problem!

 Dear All, Andrew Jack of the Financial Times (FT) has produced a superb 5-minute video explainer of the AMR challenge! Featuring cameos from Kevin Outterson (CARB-X), Christine Ardal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health), and Manica Balasegaram (GARDP), the video deftly illustrates the economic challenge, the way that delinked Netflix-like models provide a solution, and the

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Excellent Coronavirus Vaccine Q&A with Tony Fauci from JAMA Network

Dear All, Howard Bauchner, the editor-in-chief of JAMA, regularly does 30-minute Q&A podcasts. Today’s Q&A was with Tony Fauci and is a superb review of current state of play. Yes, he is ready to get the vaccine and is going to be vaccinated in public! Go here to listen. For more, below my signature you

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Young people and AMR: A global summit! A video game!

Dear All, Today we have two hopeful signs from our younger colleagues about the future of AMR! First Global AMR Youth SummitThe World Health Students’ Alliance (WHSA) has announced a 3-day virtual event (20-22 Nov 2020, see details below) where “youth around the world come together to discuss, learn, and get empowered about various AMR-related

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Movies to discover antibiotics by!

Dear All, Well, I think we can all agree that being grounded and shut away by COVID-19 is not exactly what any of us had in mind this spring! I certainly miss seeing everyone at the various events and I hope you are all keeping safe.  But, staying home does offer a bit of time

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