CDC: Act Now Against Highly Infectious COVID B.1.1.7

January 18, 2021

If quick action isn’t taken, then the highly infectious B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 will become the main variant in the United States by March, further burdening our already overburdened health care system.

Pssst! Vaccines Can’t Guarantee COVID Immunity

January 15, 2021

Linda Spaulding RN, BC, CIC, CHEC, CHOP: “There’s not enough literature out there yet to say that once you get the vaccine, you won’t get COVID again, and the literature that is out there says that once you get the vaccine, even if you don’t get COVID again, you can still be an asymptomatic carrier.”

E484K Mutation Might Make COVID Strain Vaccine-Resistant

January 13, 2021

Within the South African COVID strain scientists have found what they’re calling an “escape mutation” named E484K. It’s feared that this escape mutation will do just what the name implies—allow 501.V2 to escape vaccine antibodies.

Reasons for Shorter Quarantines Need to be Explained

January 11, 2021

The coming months will be telling in terms of how we approach quarantine and the implications of shortened quarantine periods. While it might be easier for people to adhere to, there is still concern for disease transmission.