IPAC News for the week of May 31 to June 4, 2021Jun082021

The balancing act of disclosing outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 in workplaces. Journal 


Community pharmacy response to infection control during COVID-19. A cross-sectional survey. Journal 


550 vaccinated health-care workers to attend Maple Leafs-Canadiens Game 7 in Toronto. News


Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to test entire population as COVID-19 cases surge. News


COVID-19 variant case in Waterloo Region connected with outbreak at Nunavut mine. News    


Ontario reports fewer than 700 new COVID-19 cases for first time since October. News


Canada to recommend mixing and matching AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. News  


Hospitalized with COVID-19, once-hesitant Manitoba Mennonite woman urges others to get vaccines. News


Tokyo Olympics are ‘a go’ despite opposition, COVID-19 pandemic. News  


Can governments mandate COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care staff? Experts weigh in. News


Eccentric forester planted millions of trees before dying of COVID-19. News  


Canada now among top countries for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccines. So how high can we go? News


Ontario to allow mixing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with Pfizer or Moderna for 2nd shots. News  


COVID-19 ‘delta variant’ found in B.C. care home outbreak, Henry says. News


Paid time off for a COVID-19 vaccination? Depends on the workplace. News


COVID-19 spurs shutdown of ‘Mission Impossible’ set. News   


IPAC News for the week of May 25 to May 28, 2021May312021

Epidemic prevention and control in the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal 


Rebranding social distancing to physical distancing: calling for a change in the health promotion vocabulary to enhance clear communication during a pandemic. Journal 


What concerns are behind vaccine hesitancy in Canada? New research surfaces underlying worries. News


COVID-19 vaccine inequality in India causing millions to fall through gaps. News


More than half of Canadians anxious about return to ‘normal’ after COVID-19: survey. News


Ontario reports 1,135 new COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths; lowest positivity rate since March. News 


23 COVID-19 cases linked to outbreak at Vaughan supermarket. News 


Halifax trial of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine having trouble finding participants. News


Close to 15 per cent of Quebecers had antibodies for COVID-19: study. News  


Ford to speak as Ontario speeds up 2nd dose eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines. News


Japan extends COVID-19 state of emergency with safe Olympics at stake. News


Could a 1-day home test be used for COVID-19? UBC clinical trial underway. News   


IPAC News for the week of May 17 to May 21, 2021May252021

Effects of Infection Control Education for Nursing Students Using Standardized Patients vs. Peer Role-Play. Journal 


Compliance with Infection Prevention and Control Practice among Prospective Graduates of Nursing School in South Korea. Journal 


Ontario opening COVID-19 vaccine appointments to those 18+ starting Tuesday. News


Dr. Brent Roussin to give COVID-19 update as Manitoba becomes pandemic hot spot. News


Joy for U.K. pubs and hugs tempered by rise in COVID-19 variant. News     


COVID-19 outbreak among NY Yankees shows vaccine isn’t a ‘force field,’ doctor says. News


Calgary mayoral candidate, pastor both released after alleged COVID-19 violations. News


Winnipeg clothing company offers employees cash bonus to get vaccinated. News


EU agrees to open doors to vaccinated foreigners. News  


‘Welcome news:’ Peel Region to open vaccinations to children as young as 12. News 


Delta Fredericton ‘outbreak’ fuelled by B1617 variant, may be spreading by surface contact. News


Nova Scotia opens COVID-19 vaccines to people ages 25-29. News


Canada to study mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines. News   


Ontario to announce plan for how to use remaining AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. News


Canada has ordered more than 400 million COVID-19 vaccine shots: Here’s the progress report. News


The COVID-19 Pandemic May Be the Hardest Mountain Nepal’s Sherpas Have Ever Had to Climb. News   


IPAC News for the week of May 10 to May 14, 2021May172021

Results of the CHlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing implementation intervention to improve evidence-based nursing practices for prevention of central line associated bloodstream infections Study (CHanGing BathS): a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial. Journal 


An Eventual Sars-CoV-2 Infection Prevention Protocol in the Medical Setting and Dental Office. Journal 


Ontario high-risk health-care workers eligible for 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose at shortened interval. News


Indian covid sufferers are now contracting deadly ‘black fungus’ infection with spike causing a shortage of the drugs to treat it. News


2M Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines scheduled to arrive in Canada this week. News


Toronto police lay 24 COVID-related charges for party with about 150 people, $13K in alcohol seized. News


80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll. News  


COVID-19 claims Ottawa’s youngest victim yet. News


‘A very charged situation’: Talking to our loved ones about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. News


Quebec accelerates 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine for some immunocompromised individuals. News   


Delaying 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose can help reduce deaths: study. News


What the Yankees COVID-19 outbreak proves: no vaccine is 100%. News


Toxic E. coli outbreak spreads to four counties in Wash. state. News   


All Manitobans 12 and up now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. News


COVID-19: Experts say clarity, collaboration needed for ‘two-dose summer’ in Ontario. News  


Misinformation surges amid India’s COVID-19 calamity. News