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ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19 Face Masks

Coronavirus has made face masks a popular conversation topic: How do face masks work? How do you make a face mask? When should you wear it? How should you clean it?

The Importance of Preparing for the Next Pandemic

As the US grapples with one of the worst public health crises of our lifetime, the consequences of years of underfunding US healthcare infrastructure and research and development are becoming all too clear. The infrastructure used for the COVID-19 response today is the same infrastructure that was built to address seasonal and pandemic influenza (flu) over the last two decades.

Schaffner Report: #COVID-19 Face Masks

Citing recent studies on asymptomatic transmission, CDC recommends that the general public wear cloth face coverings in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies, where social distancing may be hard to maintain. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD discusses the rationale for the updated guidance and what the public should know about wearing face masks…

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19

As the current pandemic continues to spread in the US, social distancing to help #StopTheSpread of COVID-19 has become a key topic of discussion. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19…

Schaffner Report: Coronavirus Special Edition

As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, US public health officials are ramping up preparedness response efforts at the local, state, and national levels, including quarantines and travel restrictions. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD discusses steps that both the public and healthcare professionals can take…

ID News Round-Up: Novel Coronavirus (#COVID-19)

The novel coronavirus disease that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 now has an official name: COVID-19. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19…