Things To Note, May 11th

Better antibiotic dosing can save more lives in ICU: Study

“Australian researchers have urged that more lives could be saved in intensive care units (ICU) around the world if new antibiotic guidelines designed by the University of Queensland are adopted.

Researchers have launched a universal Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) guidelines to optimize the concentrations of antibiotic and antifungal medications given to severely ill patients in the hospital.

The findings, published in the journal Intensive Care Medicine, showed that these guidelines could speed up recovery times or even save a critically ill patient from dying.”

U.S. lawmakers push to have Taiwan included in World Health Agency meeting

“Citing the global fight against coronavirus, a group of bipartisan U.S. lawmakers on Friday wrote to nearly 60 countries on behalf of Taiwan, asking them to support the country’s inclusion in the World Health Organization.”

Guaidó advisers quit following bungled Venezuela raid

“Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Monday that two U.S.-based political advisers have resigned in the fallout from a failed incursion into the Caribbean nation led by a former-Green Beret aimed at capturing President Nicolás Maduro.

Guaido said he accepted the resignations of Juan José Rendon and Sergio Vergara, who had signed an agreement for a mission to arrest Maduro with U.S. military veteran Jordan Goudreau. While that deal fell apart, Goudreau has taken responsibility for going ahead with a failed attack launched May 3 on a beach outside the capital, Caracas.”

Mineral Production to Soar as Demand For Clean Energy Increases

“A new World Bank Group report finds that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium, and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies. It estimates that over 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy wind, solar and geothermal power, as well as energy storage, required for achieving a below 2°C future.”

UN peacekeepers killed in improvised explosive attack in Mali

“Three UN peacekeepers from Chad were killed in northern Mali on Sunday when their convoy hit a roadside bomb near Aguelhok, in the restive Kidal region. The improvised device also seriously injured four others who are now receiving medical care, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement.”

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