Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today: Tracking Omicron; Treating Long COVID; PPE That Can Be Printed Out

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending February 4.

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.

Getting a Head Start on Treating Long COVID

Jamie Seltzer, the director of scientific and medical outreach for #MEAction: “We have so much history—recent history as well as 100 years ago—to tell us that it would be incredibly unusual and atypical if SARS-CoV-2 were the only viral infection that did not lead to post-viral complications.”

“Stealth Omicron” Starting to Get Noticed, Setting Off Some Alarms

Initial data suggest that it appears to be more infectious than even the highly infectious original Omicron variant.

Long COVID Will Linger Even After the Pandemic Leaves

Many people suffer from long COVID, and since COVID-19 is a fairly recent development experts aren’t sure what “long” means exactly. Weeks? Months? Years? A lifetime?

Not Enough PPE? Print Some Out

A public/private enterprise taps into the entrepreneurial urge that will hopefully help the United States avoid the disastrous shortages of personal protective equipment that deviled the health care system in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When COVID Turns 2: Infection Preventionists Take Stock

As we approach year 3, the contribution made by infection preventionists in battling this pandemic needs to be appreciated more.