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 


IPAC News for the week of May 3 to May 7, 2021May102021

Repeated introductions and intensive community transmission fueled a mumps virus outbreak in Washington State. Journal 


Safe infection prevention and control practices with compassion – A positive legacy of COVID-19. Journal 


2 COVID-19 outbreaks declared at Guelph General Hospital. News


Two travellers slapped with hefty fines for presenting fake COVID-19 test results at Toronto airport: Transport Canada. News


Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19. News   


Amazon pauses Prime Day event in Canada amid COVID-19 outbreaks at warehouses. News


Canadians’ trust in COVID-19 vaccines growing, but it depends on the shot: survey. News


COVID-19 a concern on Mount Everest as climbers risk infection to reach the top of the world. News   


IPAC News for the week of April 26 to April 30, 2021May032021

Updated characterization of poliovirus transmission in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the impacts of different outbreak response vaccine options. Journal 


Effect of Vaccination on Preventing Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations Among Children During a Severe Season Associated With B/Victoria Viruses, 2019–2020. Journal 


Canada to get 1.9M vaccine doses this week, including first Johnson & Johnson shots. News


Brampton, Ont., teen among youngest Canadians to die with COVID-19. News


Nova Scotia reports single-day record 66 new cases of COVID-19 Monday. News   


No private gatherings starting Wednesday as Manitoba tries to ‘dampen the third wave’: Pallister. News   


COVID-19 outbreak declared for Waterloo Regional Police Service. News


Two die and more than 100 test positive in coronavirus outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India. News  


Around 80 workers self-isolating amid COVID-19 outbreak at Mississauga Canada Post facility. News


Health officials to give COVID-19 vaccine update for Manitoba as variant cases surge. News


How did the covid-19 outbreak in India get so bad? News   


Spray dryer blamed in Salmonella outbreak with 325 sick. News


In India, people are begging for hospital beds and oxygen cylinders on social media. News  


COVID-19: Ontario government asks for mandatory 3-day hotel quarantines at land crossings. News


Death due to COVID-19 parties could lead to manslaughter charges, experts warn. News


Canada’s oil sands region becomes country’s COVID-19 hotspot. News