February 1, 2023
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HIC at 50: Looking Back, Looking Forward in a Time of Pandemic
In Hospital Infection Control & Prevention's 50th year of publication, we find ourselves in a perilous world, where the emergence of viral infections and antibiotic-resistant organisms seems to be accelerating.
Timeline: Key Stories and Topics in HIC This Century
A look back at infection control and prevention topics in HIC over the last two decades.
Under-Resourced Public Health Leaves Healthcare Vulnerable
Allison McGeer, MD, an infectious disease specialist in the Sinai Health System and a professor at the University of Toronto, was on the front lines when SARS-1 hit the city in 2003. Hospital Infection Control & Prevention asked her about emerging infections and other issues in this interview.
OSHA Draft COVID-19 Rule in Healthcare Expected Soon
As this report was filed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had finalized the COVID-19 draft standard to protect healthcare workers and submitted it to the White House. On Dec. 8, 2022, OSHA sent the standard to the Office of Management and Budget, with a decision on its fate expected sometime in early 2023.
‘Vast Majority’ of Mild SARS-CoV-2 Cases Clear Long COVID by One Year
A recent Israeli study tries to deflate the haunting specter of long COVID by examining the association of mild SARS-CoV-2 infection and long-term health outcomes.