Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today: Lambda Variant, Animal COVID Hosts, Vaccine Milestone

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending August 6.

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.

More Data Point to Lambda Variant’s Potential Lethality

Data show how the lambda COVID-19 variant could possibly elude vaccines. One of the lead researchers of a new study calls lambda “a potential threat to the human society.”

Lambda Variant, COVID-19 Animal Hosts Present Deadly Mix

Data collected by Britain’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, Japanese researchers, and the US Department of Agriculture paint a picture of a growing challenge.

As US Reaches Vaccine Milestone, Question of COVID Booster Shots Persists

The WHO wants a moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots until poorer countries can catch up to richer countries in getting first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of citizens.

Younger People in US Getting Hit Hard by Delta Variant

The Delta variant is burning through areas in the country where many people are unvaccinated and seems to be targeting younger Americans aged 50 and under and, says one ER physician, they’re “more intensive to care for.”

COVID-19 Booster Shots for Older Americans Might be Needed

Should older people get boosters? The data from Israel indicate that this needs to be given strong consideration in those above 60 years old who were fully vaccinated by the end of January.