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Category Archive: Infection Control

May 22 2020

Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise

An Increase in Coronavirus Cases
As of today, the number of coronavirus cases around the world is still increasing. According to the World Health Organization’s director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 …

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May 22 2020

Understaffed, Underpaid, Unappreciated

Throughout the Corona virus pandemic, essential workers across the U.S. held strikes protesting unsafe working conditions and subpar compensation. Such concerns are emerging from nearly every essential industry such as food services, manufacturing, transportation, retail, and healthcare. As the …

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Apr 22 2020

OSHA Excludes Essential Workers

In response to thousands of complaints, OSHA presented its approach to handling workplace safety on Monday, April 13. Accordingly, OSHA will be prioritizing healthcare employees amidst this COVID-19 crisis. The Department of Labor agency encountered swift retaliation when this …

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Apr 12 2020

COVID-19 and Chloroquine

As researchers are coming closer to a solution for COVID-19, the anti-malarial drug, Chloroquine, surfaced as a possible treatment for mild to severe cases of the virus. Accordingly, such proclamations by many, including President Trump and New York Governor …

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Apr 01 2020

COVID-19 and PPE

COVID-19 is infecting many people. More and more people are becoming infected everyday. Thus, this  is why it is important for doctors and nurses to have the proper equipment. Furthermore, another aspect missing is available testing. The situation is …

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Apr 01 2020

COVID-19 Workplace Compliance

Infectious disease response plans and compliance programs need to be reevaluated in workplaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are expected to modify infection control methods using the appropriate guidance to prevent the exposure to their employees. Many workplaces are …

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Apr 01 2020

Stay-at-Home Order Issued in Arizona

Starting yesterday at 5:00 pm (MST), March 31, 2020; Arizona will become one of the many states to implement a “Stay-at-Home” order in response to COVID-19. The order restricts travel and business activities only to essential functions until Thursday, …

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Apr 01 2020

What the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Can Teach Us Today

Hospital ward packed with ill soldiers in Camp Funston, Kansas. The first known U.S. case originated form this military base in March 1918.
 
The deadliest pandemic in modern history, known as the Spanish flu or the 1918 flu …

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Mar 29 2020

New Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

New Trials for a COVID-19 Vaccine are starting. In Seattle, Washington; the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute or ((KPWHRI) just entered phase one in its progress to devise a vaccine.
This study evaluates 45 healthy adults who are …

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Mar 29 2020

Flattening the Curve in 1918: The Spanish Flu

As the COVID-19 pandemic flares across the globe, scientists and historians assess the mitigation measures implemented to fight the Spanish Flu of 1918 that killed between 50 to 100 million people. The concern is if action is not taken, COVID-19 …

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