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Q&A: Nearly All Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19 Need N95s

July 14, 2020

Harry Peled, MD: “I think for administrators and infection control people, the attitude has to be there is enough evidence that the wearing of N95s should be official. The claim that we’re going to wait for perfect evidence is just not tenable. We don’t do that for anything else in medicine.”

2 Possible COVID-19 Vaccines Given Fast-Track Status

July 14, 2020

Biopharmaceutical New Technologies (BioNTech) for the investigational vaccines BNT162b1 and BNT162b1. The vaccines are the result of a joint research venture between Pfizer and Biopharmaceutical New Technologies (BioNTech).

Healthcare Workers Stricken by COVID Fight for Compensation Benefits

July 13, 2020

Up until now, the workers had to prove convincingly that they became infected on the job. But 16 states are now considering putting the onus on the hospital: Make it prove that the worker didn’t get the disease on the job.

Join or Die: How COVID-19 Forces More Healthcare Consolidation

July 10, 2020

Brent James, MD: “Those practices and those hospitals have no choice. A number of them face going out of business, even with the loans the government's giving today.”

Skilled Nursing Facilities Remain Vulnerable to COVID-19

July 08, 2020

There is a desperate need to infuse SNFs with more resources, not only in terms of personal protective equipment, but also the critical infection prevention resources and staffing.

EPA Greenlights Lysol Disinfectant Spray to Combat COVID-19

July 07, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Lysol Disinfectant Spray to combat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Q&A: Infection Prevention Shouldn’t Be a Hit-or-Miss Thing

July 07, 2020

Sharon Ward-Fore, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, says that non-healthcare companies need a lot of help following infection prevention and control guidelines. They may call on infection preventionists for that help.

Q&A: Pool Testing Needed to Slow COVID-19’s Advance

July 06, 2020

Kevin Kavanagh, MD, the founder of the patient advocaty group Health Watch USAsm, has been sounding the alarm about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the beginning. He tells Infection Control Today® that it might be time for pool or community testing.

Q&A: Is There an Infection Preventionist in the House?

July 02, 2020

Infection preventionists and their skills will be in high demand in coming years in non-healthcare settings.

APIC President Connie Steed Talks About What COVID Has Wrought

July 01, 2020

Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC: “Our goal at APIC, which is the goal of all IPs, is to have healthcare without infection. That’s an arduous task, but that is our vision and goal. And the infection preventionists’ role will help drive that vision.”