Medical Health Cluster


COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare Facilities & Community Settings

U.S. healthcare facilities saw more healthcare-associated, antimicrobial-resistant infections, especially in hospitals. Hospitals treated sicker patients who required more frequent and longer use of medical devices like catheters and ventilators. Hospitals also experienced personal protective equipment supply challenges, staffing shortages, and longer patient visits. Resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths both increased […]

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Medical Associations Confront Canada’s Healthcare Crisis

The Canadian healthcare system has reached a breaking point and requires immediate and long-term changes to prevent a total collapse, according to new recommendations from three of the country’s top medical associations. The Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses Association, and College of Family Physicians of Canada developed an action plan […]

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Use of airborne precautions for covid-19 in healthcare settings

Since the early days of the pandemic there has been debate as to whether covid-19 transmission can be airborne, and whether healthcare workers require routine airborne precautions, or if respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) can be preserved for a small list of “Aerosol Generating Procedures.” [1] The former question is […]

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Lessons from COVID-19 Vaccination Programs in Healthcare Workers

SARS-CoV-2 infections fell dramatically after vaccination. Healthcare workers (HCWs) were among the earliest recipients of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Now we’re seeing data from several healthcare systems on the vaccines’ real-life impact. In a study from Israel, weekly incidence of COVID-19 among vaccinated HCWs began to fall starting about 2 […]

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