‘We are lucky that SARS-CoV-2 is not as variable as flu, HIV’
March 17, 2021
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been the biggest challenge in the history of modern infection prevention, but it also has raised the profile and importance of infection preventionists in a way that should secure future program resources.
Prednisone, given at 100 mg for five days and then tapering by 20 mg every three days, is a safe and effective short-term prevention for episodic cluster headaches while waiting for longer-acting preventive agents to be initiated.
Despite all precautions, influenza vaccination, handwashing campaigns, and messaging to staff not to come to work with respiratory symptoms, healthcare workers are an important source of nosocomial influenza and respiratory infection. Now, it is happening with COVID-19.