Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today: Keeping an Eye on Mu, Pediatric COVID Cases on Rise

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending September 10.

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.

Viewpoint: Mu Variant Might Escape Immunity from Vaccines, Past Infection

After the delta surge subsides, another surge is expected, possibly from the Mu variant. If Mu completely escapes immunity from vaccines and past infections, we must resort to stringent public health strategies.

COVID-19 Is a Disease of the Unvaccinated: What Does That Mean for Schools?

As children head back to school, health care officials brace for a surge caused by Labor Day travel, and worry about unvaccinated teachers.

COVID-19 Pediatric Cases Continue to Rise

COVID-19 cases occurring in children rose 26.8% from August 26 to September 2, according to new data.

Key COVID-19 Pandemic Markers Move in Wrong Direction

President Biden tonight plans to outline 6 steps that the US needs to take to—in the short term—stem the latest COVID-19 surge, and—long term—put this pandemic behind us for good.

Can We Ever Get Rid of C. Diff?

C. diff infection is an old enemy and health care professionals have gathered an armamentarium of weapons against it, but it can be relentless.