Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today: Lambda Variant, Long COVID, Sterile Processing

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending July 23.

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.

Lambda Variant of COVID-19 Might Be Resistant to Vaccines

Investigators in Chile conclude that the lambda COVID-19 variant is not only more infectious than standard SARS-CoV-2, but could also possibly shrug off vaccines. The first case in the United States has been spotted at Houston Methodist Hospital.

How Veterans Affairs Nurses Fight Infection

Non-ventilator-hospital associated pneumonia prevention is quickly becoming the hot topic among infection preventionists.

Celebrate the Critical Role of the Sterile Processing Profession in Infection Prevention

Infection preventionists are integral members of the extended sterile processing department team and can be among the department’s biggest supporters.

Viewpoint: CDC Continues to Bungle COVID-19 Response

We need to have a paradigm shift in the way we view this virus, planning and implementing strategies to allow us to live with an endemic pathogen.

COVID-19 Isn’t Done with Us Yet, Medical Experts Warn

The pandemic could leave in its wake a “tsunami” of chronic health conditions in younger people, including serious heart problems.