IPAC News for the week of July 12 to July 16, 2021Jul192021

What must be done to tackle vaccine hesitancy and barriers to COVID-19 vaccination in migrants? Journal 

A Nosocomial Outbreak of Invasive Listeriosis in An Italian Hospital: Epidemiological and Genomic Features. Journal 

Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities. News

Grey Bruce Health Unit declares COVID-19 outbreak tied to field party. News

‘Surprising amount of death’ will soon occur in these US regions from increased Covid-19 cases, expert says. News  

Should Ontario make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for school? News

Anatomy of an outbreak: How COVID-19 overran this Ontario prison. News

COVID-19 outbreak investigated at southwest Ohio camp that drew from 4 states. News   

Montrealers in lockdown as Australia battles outbreak of highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. News

COVID-19 patients ending up in Saskatchewan ICUs are overwhelmingly unvaccinated. News

Tokyo reports most COVID-19 cases in 6 months as athletes arrive for Olympics. News   

Government working with other countries to recognize Canadians with 2 mixed doses as fully vaccinated. News

Thinking of going back to the gym? The movies? Here’s how to assess your COVID-19 risk. News

Bridgerton Covid outbreak halts filming of season 2 with bosses in ‘crisis talks’. News

Homeopathic Doctor Is Charged With Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Cards. News    


IPAC News for the week of July 5 to July 9, 2021Jul122021

Epidemiology of Mucormycosis in India. Journal 


Epidemiology of and risk factors for mortality due to carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO) in healthcare facilities. Journal 


Healthcare workers ‘trickle in’ to Yukon to help tackle COVID-19 outbreak. News


Doug Ford says next steps in Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan to be announced within 3 weeks. News


Border restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians begin to loosen. News   


Ontario’s doctors pleased with vaccination progress, optimistic about summer. News 


KHSC declares COVID-19 outbreak at Kingston General Hospital. News


The privilege of pandemic private jets. How wealthy Canadians travelled during. News


Crackdown on ‘vaccine sommeliers’ as Covid pandemic grips Brazil. News   


Ontario reports less than 200 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths. News


Ontario gym that defied lockdown orders shuts down due to COVID outbreak. News


Having a more intense response to 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose? Here’s why. News  


Japan declares state of emergency, Olympics still on but without fans in Tokyo. News


Ontario researchers find how some COVID-19 vaccines can trigger blood clots. News


Canada not doomed to fourth wave of COVID-19, doctors say, despite U.K.’s experience. News    


Fully vaccinated and yearning to travel? Here are the new rules of the road. News


Quebec to impose COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’ system in September. News


2 of Ontario’s 4 long-term care outbreaks are in Waterloo region. News   


IPAC News for the week of June 28 to July 2, 2021Jul052021

Post covid invasive oppurtunistic fungal infections: A deadly addition to the pandemic. Journal


Zero health care–associated respiratory viral infections: impact of enhanced infection prevention on a renal unit during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Journal  


First Candida auris Outbreak during a COVID-19 Pandemic in a Tertiary-Care Center in Lebanon. Journal 


Toronto opens up 375,000 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments for July. News


Why reports of COVID-19 infections after 2 vaccine doses aren’t cause for alarm. News


Police fine nude sunbathers in Australia for breaking COVID-19 restrictions. News     


Outbreak at Saugeen First Nation continues to grow. News


COVID outbreak as 1,300 cases linked to England v Scotland match at Euro 2020. News  


More than 80 teens and staffers at an Illinois summer camp got COVID-19. News


Fauci warns there may soon be ‘two Americas’ as divide widens between places with high and low vaccination rates and the Delta variant spreads. News  


IPAC News for the week of June 21 to June 25, 2021Jun282021

The impact of testing and infection prevention and control strategies on within-hospital transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in English hospitals. Journal  
Rapid Testing and Interventions to Control Legionella Proliferation following a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Associated with Cooling Towers. Journal 
Canada lifting restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers starting July 5. News
Scotiabank Arena becoming COVID-19 vaccine pop-up next weekend; 10,000 doses available. News
Canada hits COVID-19 vaccination target as push for 2nd doses ramps up. News   
Iqaluit now free of COVID-19 cases, but outbreak not over, premier says. News
Two-thirds of Canadians say governments shouldn’t lift all COVID-19 restrictions. News
Canada’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine lab opens in Montreal. News
The Delta COVID-19 variant has a mutation called K417N. Here’s what we know. News
Canadian vaccine yields promising early results. News
Vaccinated Israelis may need to quarantine because of Delta variant. News 
Yukon COVID-19 outbreak linked to single party. News
COVID outbreak sees North Bay jail closed and 61 inmates moved out. News
White House reckons with COVID-19 vaccination drop-off as U.S. set to miss Biden’s goal. News   
Ontario sets single-day vaccination record, reports fewer than 300 COVID-19 cases. News
First COVID-19 case could have emerged in China in Oct 2019 – study. News
Israel, a world leader in fighting the virus, grapples with a new outbreak. News