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Hospital Infection Control & Prevention – January 1, 2022

January 1, 2022

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  • Leapfrog Patient Safety Group Pushing for Lower HAI Rates

    The Leapfrog Group, a patient safety watchdog organization, is redoubling efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections and other adverse events that have increased during the pandemic as it examines data and results from its policy suggestions.

  • Omicron Variant: A Superspreader with Low Severity?

    While the emerging omicron variant of COVID-19 is “blowing through” previously infected and vaccinated people in South Africa, preliminary evidence indicates the highly mutated virus will cause less severe disease.

  • Will Omicron Variant Overtake Delta? Probably

    Although early findings suggest that the omicron variant is a milder form of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the severity of illness particularly in different populations by age and underlying conditions is still an unknown.

  • Too Many HCWs Not Vaccinated for COVID-19

    Even as a federal mandate to vaccinate healthcare workers against COVID-19 is facing court challenges, a new analysis revealed immunization of medical personnel stalled in fall 2021 and only now may be improving incrementally.

  • Federal Vaccine Mandates May Be Bound for the Supreme Court

    The legal battle over COVID-19 vaccine mandates in healthcare continues, as federal judges have granted injunctions blocking the federal requirement. With similar challenges hindering the federal mandate for businesses with at least 100 employees, it is increasingly looking like these controversial attempts to stop the pandemic are headed to the highest court in the land.