COVID-19

 

The Infection Control Today® COVID-19 page brings readers the latest information and clinical updates on the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, from case counts and hospitalization rates to data on effective treatments for severe disease and the circulating viral variants.

Developing Vaccines to Fight Sepsis Caused by ExPEC and S. aureus

November 11, 2022

Extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are 2 of the leading causes of severe sepsis, and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson is developing vaccines to fight those diseases.

Respiratory Spread and the Flawed Concept of Immunological Debt: A New Understanding

November 08, 2022

CDC discusses potential proposals to redefine spread and to produce uniform guidelines across different types of facilities because public health interventions do not cause immunological debt but instead may prevent immunocompromising infections.

Is the Current Bivalent Booster the Correct One? Studies Suggest it Isn't

November 01, 2022

Despite study results that the univalent BA.5 booster produced much higher increase in antibodies, why was the hybrid bivalent Ancestral/BA.5 booster with a significantly lower increase chosen to be distributed, and how does this put the population at risk?