Weekly Rounds With Infection Control Today

Infection Control Today® Editorial Staff

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending May 28.

Here are 5 highlights from ICT®’s wide-ranging coverage of the infection prevention and control world. Everything from interviews with known opinion leaders, to the news that infection preventionists and other health care professionals can use on their jobs.

Moderna Wants FDA Approval for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

The company reports that for fully vaccinated study participants aged 12-17 (2 doses administered) no cases of COVID-19 were reported.

Infection Preventionists Possess HAI Data Hospital Administrators Need

Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS: “Infection preventionists … can provide managers with the guidance provided by this type of research, as well as the data to support infection prevention efforts….”

Non-Hospitalized COVID Patients May Be at Less Risk for Long COVID

In terms of severe post-acute complications from COVID-19, there is a low relative risk for those who were not admitted to the hospital.

HHS Chief Calls for More Transparent Look at COVID-19 Origin

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra: “Phase 2 of the COVID origins study must be launched with terms of reference that are transparent, science-based, and give international experts the independence to fully assess the source of the virus and the early days of the outbreak.”

Bug of the Month: Infants Are Especially Vulnerable to My Attacks

Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.