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   

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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   

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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   

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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 

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