Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today: Omicron’s Symptoms, Biopreparedness, Electrostatic Cleaners

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

Winnie the Flu? Omicron Symptoms Mild So Far

Initial clinical data out of South Africa suggest that patients with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 don't have severe illness.

Add Biopreparedness to IP Checklist

Now is the time for infection preventionists to harness the current attention to biopreparedness and use the momentum to build the foundations for strong local programs that can be sustained through future waves of competing priorities.

Going Deep: Cleaning Potential of Electrostatic Sprayers

The electrostatic sprayer method kills nearly 100% of pathogens. It also kills the COVID-19 virus. But is that overkill?

Viewpoint: What Doesn’t Kill You Mutates and Tries Again

The looming surge from the Omicron variant may well have a lower case-fatality-rate but its high infectivity will further strain our health care system and fill our hospitals.

Prior COVID Infection Less Likely to Stop Omicron, Says Study

Exactly how the new variant of COVID-19 fares against vaccinated people continues to be studied.