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July 30, 2021 06:17pm
The CDC data seem to show just how vulnerable even vaccinated people are to the Delta variant.
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July 29, 2021
Israeli announced today that it will begin offering a booster shot to its older citizens to try to stop the spread of the Delta variant. It is the first country in the world to make this move.
July 28, 2021
In making the announcement, the VA noted that 4 of its employees have died in recent weeks, all of whom were unvaccinated. And 3 died as a direct result of the Delta variant.
July 27, 2021
New CDC guidelines say that vaccinated individuals should begin wearing masks again when indoors in public settings in parts of the US with substantial to high transmission.
Kevin Kavanagh, MD: “I am convinced this virus is about one or two iterations away from completely avoiding the vaccine. And remember, we have the lambda variant and the kappa variant which are sitting out there in the wings, waiting for immunity to drop and possibly cause another wave.”
July 26, 2021
Shingrix was originally approved by the FDA in 2017 for the prevention of shingles in adults 50 years and older. Now, it’s approved for those 18 years and older who are immunocompromised.
Not nearly enough Americans are vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 from doing further damage. For some providers, dealing with patients who refuse to do what’s best for them can trigger compassion fatigue.
July 23, 2021
Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending July 23.
The high-level disinfection process of an ultrasound probe, when indicated, includes documentation that demonstrates high-level disinfection was performed, and patient identifiers were documented to link the ultrasound probe to the patient. This is often referred to as traceability.
For the first time, according to the CDC, health care institutions in the United States have to grapple with a form of C. auris that’s resistant to all antibiotic and antifungal treatments.
July 22, 2021
Non-ventilator-hospital associated pneumonia prevention is quickly becoming the hot topic among infection preventionists.