Challenge Trials – Deliberately Infect Volunteers?

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Case Study, News

Britain has announced that it will invest 33.6 million pounds ($43.5 million) in the so-called “human challenge” trials in partnership with Imperial College London, laboratory and trial services company hVIVO, and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. If approved by regulators and an ethics committee, the studies will start in January with results expected by May 2021 the government …

Infrared Thermometers – Accurate?

Angie Szumlinski Case Study, Studies

Body temperature is a vital sign that is regularly measured to assess the status of a patients’ health, facilitate diagnosis, and screen for the COVID-19 virus. Healthcare professionals must use the most accurate and precise measurement devices available to reproduce stable results reflecting core body temperature. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that public health measures include body temperature screening …

One in 10 – What Does That Mean?

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Roughly one in 10 people may have been infected with the coronavirus, leaving the vast majority of the world’s population vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease it causes the World Health Organization said on Monday, October 5th. Per Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergency expert, “our current best estimates tell us about 10% of the global population may have been infected …

COVID-19 Associated Exposure Checklist

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured

Lessons learned from previous epidemics include the importance of protecting health care workers from exposure and factors associated with shortfalls in the prevention of hospital-associated infections. In response to these shortfalls, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have outlined risk assessment and management post-exposure which includes categorization of risk level for infection. That …

WHO – Addressing Airborne COVID-19 Transmission

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Studies

The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing a scientific brief to address continually emerging evidence on transmission of COVID-19 and says that airborne transmission of the virus can occur in health care settings where specific medical procedures, called aerosol-generating procedures, generate very small droplets called aerosols. Some outbreak reports related to indoor crowded spaces have suggested the possibility of aerosol …