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FDA: Class I recall of Woodside Acquisitions’ Oral Rapid and Joysbio SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kits

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 9 updated the Class I recall by Woodside Acquisitions Inc of its Oral Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kits and Joysbio SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kits (Colloidal Gold) that are not authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA. The FDA…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2022
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Childcare-related employment disruptions during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that childcare-related employment disruptions increased by nearly one-third in 2020 and was higher in caregivers for children with special healthcare needs, low-income families, and children from racial and ethnic minority groups. Included in the study were…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 14, 2022
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US News names best children’s hospitals 2022-2023

Editor's Note For the ninth year in a row, Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked the best children’s hospital in the country, the June 14 US News reports. The publication looked at 119 children’s hospitals across the country and ranked them in 10 specialties, incorporating data on patient outcomes, health equity,…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 14, 2022
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HCW COVID-19 exposures linked to lapses in eye protection

  Editor's Note In this study, researchers from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, find that the use of eye protection by health care workers (HCWs) is important in preventing patient-to-HCW transmission of COVID-19. Of 345 HCWs who had a significant occupational exposure to patients with COVID-19, nurses accounted for 55.8%,…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 13, 2022
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Contamination during reuse of N95 masks

Editor's Note This simulation study, led by researchers at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, finds that reuse of N95 masks can result in contamination of those wearing the masks and the environment, even when correct technique is used. A total of 12 healthcare workers (HCWs) performed 3…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 9, 2022
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Outcomes associated with workplace mental health program before, during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from Spring Health, New York City, and Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, finds that an employer-sponsored mental health benefit was associated with reduced symptoms for employees and positive financial return on investment (ROI) for employers. This cohort study included 1,132 employees participating in a workplace mental…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 9, 2022
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Bill introduced to protect HCWs like airline staff

Editor's Note US Representatives Madeleine Dean (D-Pa) and Larry Bucshon, MD, (R-Ind) on June 7 introduced a Bill to protect healthcare workers (HCWs) from violence that is modeled after protections for airline workers, the June 8 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees Act would criminalize…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 9, 2022
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Protection, waning of immunity to COVID-19 after infection, vaccination

Editor's Note This Israeli study finds that individuals previously infected with COVID-19, regardless of whether they had been vaccinated, had more protection against reinfection than those who were vaccinated (Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine) but previously uninfected. Among the findings for the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 person days since vaccination or…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 8, 2022
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Changes in cancer screening during COVID-19

Editor's Note  This study from the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, finds that the prevalence of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening decreased during COVID-19. A total of 479,248 patients were included in the analysis for breast cancer screening, 301,453 for cervical cancer screening, and 854,210 for colorectal cancer screening. Between…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 6, 2022
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Healthcare employment up in May

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in May to a seasonally adjusted 16,267,900 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 3. That’s up 28,300 since April. Hospital employment also was up by 16,300 jobs. The overall unemployment rate for May was 3.6%, for a…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 6, 2022
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