COVID-19

01/28/21 By Megan Malke

Are You Actually Killing Germs; Part 2

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01/21/21 By Megan Malke

Are You Actually Killing Germs; Part 1

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01/14/21 By Megan Malke

What can we expect from 2021?

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01/07/21 By Megan Malke

What is the Swiss Cheese Model of Infection Prevention?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us several painful lessons. As of December 2020, the United States is experiencing more than 200,000 cases per day and a new high of 3,000 deaths per day. Initial vaccine…
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12/17/20 By Megan Malke

Can COVID-19 Precautions Impact the 2020-2021 Flu Season?

It’s been over 100 years since the last major pandemic swept the world, forcing protective measures and human behavior changes to curb the spread. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring tragedy and changes to our…
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12/03/20 By Megan Malke

Learning from Past Pandemics & Outbreaks

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most severe in recent history, it isn’t the first pandemic, and it will not likely be the last. All pandemics and epidemics leave some imprint on human behavior;…
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10/22/20 By Megan Malke

Is SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Airborne?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revised its guidance on how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads to include airborne transmission. This means that people with COVID-19 can infect others even…
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10/08/20 By Megan Malke

A vaccine will help fight but not end the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 infections nearly reach 8 million in the United States, many wonder when life will get back to normal. Most Americans are hinging the return to normalcy on a COVID-19 vaccine being available by…
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09/17/20 By Megan Malke

Fall into healthy habits

The air is getting colder; the leaves are changing color; the faint smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. Fall is practically here! But unlike autumns past, safety in the Fall this year will…
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08/20/20 By Megan Malke

Tackling Hand Hygiene in the Workplace

America is five months into the COVID-19 Pandemic, by now, you should be practicing proper hand hygiene, retired the handshake (at least for now) and have the art of adequate disinfection near perfected. Most of us…
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08/13/20 By Megan Malke

The new standard in cleanliness

The rapid growth of COVID-19 from an outbreak to a global pandemic showed how quickly a virus could spread. While we’ve since learned that COVID-19 is transferred mostly through person-to-person transmission, other underlying causes have…
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08/06/20 By Megan Malke

Prepping for Back to School

In the midst of a global crisis, it is difficult to see a week into the future, but teachers, administrators, and parents are turning their attention to the fall. In the United States, most schools…
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