World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Resources and CDC Guidance

The Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework is a systematic tool with which to obtain a situation analysis of hand hygiene promotion and practices within an individual health-care facility. What is its purpose? While providing an opportunity to reflect on existing resources and achievements, the Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework also helps to focus on future plans and …

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Intactness of Medical Non-sterile Gloves on Use of Alcohol Disinfectants

Jiyoung Chang, M.D., Tae-Dong Jeong, M.D., Seungok Lee, M.D., Yeongsic Kim, M.D., Je-hoon Lee, M.D., Hae Kyung Lee, M.D., and Hi Jeong Kwon, M.D.Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul; Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ewha Woman’s University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea …or Can you use the same gloves …

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Understanding of guidance for acupuncture and moxibustion interventions on COVID-19

“At present, the situation of global fight against COVID-19 is serious. WHO (World Health Organization)- China Joint Mission fully confirms the success of “China’s model” against COVID-19 in the report. In fact, one particular power in “China’s model” is acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine. To better apply “non-pharmaceutic measures”—the external technique of traditional …

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An interpretable mortality prediction model for COVID-19 patients

Can Bio-Markers Predict Who with Live and Who will Die The sudden increase in COVID-19 cases is putting high pressure on healthcare services worldwide. At this stage, fast, accurate, and early clinical assessment of the disease severity is vital. To support decision making and logistical planning in healthcare systems, this study leverages a database of …

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Assessment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Community Containment Strategies in Shenzhen, China

Xiao-Ming Zhang, MSN; Hui-Er Zhou, MD; Wen-Wu Zhang, BMed; Qing-Li Dou, Ph.D.; Ye Li, MD; JianWei, MD; Rui Hu, MD; Jiangping Liu, MD; Andy S. K. Cheng, PhD Key PointsQuestion  – Which community preventivemeasures were implemented in aChinese city to address the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, andwere they associated with limitedcommunity transmission? Findings  – This …

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CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

“This document briefly summarizes CDC’s initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the Whole-of Government response to COVID-19. Overview of CDC’s Surveillance and Control Goals and Activities The principal objectives of COVID-19 surveillance are to monitor the spread and intensity of the pandemic, to enable contact tracing to slow transmission, and to identify disease clusters …

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CDC now says coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ via contaminated surfaces

For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now say that the novel virus “does not spread easily” from touching contaminated surfaces or objects.  “I think this new guideline helps people understand more about …

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Drinks are Flowing in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Supreme Court Opens the State May 14, the bars and restaurants were packed yesterday. The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the “Safer at Home” order. The order effectively closed all bars and restaurants, as well as non-essential businesses. The court order pits the republican legislature against the democratic governor. The court order mandated that …

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