IPAC News for the week of June 14 to June 18, 2021Jun212021

Impact of a Nosocomial COVID-19 Outbreak on a Non-COVID-19 Nephrology Ward during the First Wave of the Pandemic in Spain. Journal 


The Effectiveness of Individual and Environmental Infection Control Measures in Reducing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A Systematic Review. Journal 


Yukon declares COVID-19 outbreak after 18 active cases announced. News


Vaccine hesitancy drops significantly in B.C. as more than 75% of adults have received 1st dose: poll. News


How Canada rose to the top for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine. News    


Ontario reports 296 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily count in 9 months. News


Calgary pastor Tim Stephens arrested again after allegedly violating COVID-19 rules. News  


Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccination rates tied to levels of formal education, data shows. News 


Maxime Bernier released after arrest in Manitoba for violating public health orders. News


Ontario tops 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines in 24 hours as provincial borders reopen. News


Covid vaccine to be compulsory for England care home staff. News   


Delta COVID-19 variant: A look at the risks, symptoms and impact on vaccines. News


B.C. researchers leading study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in people with HIV. News


Lufthansa to allow check-in with digital vaccine pass. News   


‘Cases are rising rapidly’: Britain reports steep rise in Delta COVID-19 variant cases. News


U.S. diplomats in Afghanistan on lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak. News


Nearly 20% of Canadians still hesitant or refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll. News   


IPAC News for the week of June 7 to June 11, 2021Jun142021

Vaccine hesitancy in the era of COVID-19: could lessons from the past help in divining the future? Journal 


Change of Willingness to Accept COVID-19 Vaccine and Reasons of Vaccine Hesitancy of Working People at Different Waves of Local Epidemic in Hong Kong, China: Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys. Journal 


Ontario sees fewest new COVID-19 cases in 8 months, vaccine doses surpass 10M. News


COVID-19: N.B. misses vaccination target for 1st phase of reopening plan. News


Lioness dies from COVID-19 in Indian zoo. News     


Pfizer to study COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12. News


COVID-19 Delta variant spreads inside Calgary hospital; 16 cases linked to 2 outbreaks. News


Doctors torn on reopening as some ICUs still grapple with COVID-19 patients. News   


Manitoba to give $2M in prizes to people who get vaccinated. News


Ontario nurse with COVID-19 meets newborn son one week after birth. News  


Coronavirus wave takes Haiti, yet to begin vaccinations, by surprise. News 


Skull and crossbones sign given to unvaccinated in rural India. News


Rare monkeypox outbreak identified in North Wales. News


Europe is open for travel. But tourists must navigate each country’s COVID-19 rules. News   


Ontario enters into Step 1 of COVID-19 reopening. Your top questions answered. News


Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for COVID-19. News


G7 to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries. News  


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