In Washington State, a choir practice of 60 individuals who practiced social distancing resulted in 45 infections, 3 hospitalizations and 2 deaths.
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N95 masks are in high demand but so are surgical masks, isolation gowns, thermometers and disinfecting wipes.
Over the last decade, the world has experienced many outbreaks, pandemics and epidemics, from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) to H1N1 influenza and now COVID-19.
According to the United States Conference of Mayors, cities need 28.5 million face masks, 24.4 million other pieces of PPE equipment, 7.9 million COVID-19 test kits, and 139,000 ventilators.
As COVID-19 Knocks on Nursing Homes’ Doors, Full-Time Infection Preventionists Needed More Than Ever
These pathogens are relentless, they are evolutionarily programed to win, and they are currently doing just that.
ACE inhibitors up regulate (increase) the ACE2 receptor. This is the receptor the COVID-19 virus uses to attack the lungs.
The Spanish flu of 1918 killed between 20 and 50 million people. What lessons can we take from it?
Exposure work-ups often involve tracing the movement of the patient and identifying staff who might have been exposed. But with COVID-19 is that feasible?
The study underscores just how much of a moving target COVID-19 remains.