Small holes make for big problems in pandemic Australia

Little things matter a lot in managing COVID-19. So why isn’t Australia’s hotel quarantine system focused on extra-easy precautions like the use of N95 masks for all hotel workers? — Read on http://www.afr.com/policy/health-and-education/small-holes-make-for-big-problems-in-pandemic-australia-20210214-p572d7

Australia’s top infectious diseases expert Nick Coatsworth forced to defend policy and AstraZeneca vaccine on Q+A – ABC News

Australia’s top infectious diseases expert Nick Coatsworth forced to defend policy and AstraZeneca vaccine on Q+A – ABC News — Read on amp.abc.net.au/article/13146572

EMCrit 291 – For Frak’s Sake, Ketamine is at least as Hemodynamically Stable as Etomidate!

Ketamine IS AT LEAST as hemodynamically stable as ETOMIDATE!!! EMCrit Project by Scott Weingart, MD FCCM. EMCrit 291 – For Frak’s Sake, Ketamine is at least as Hemodynamically Stable as Etomidate!

Urgent action needed on hotel quarantine | AMA

The latest cases of COVID-19 transmission in Victoria are yet another failure of infection control systems in hotel quarantine and show the need for urgent action nationally, AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid said today. The Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport has been evacuated and more than 950 hotel quarantine workers are in self-isolation after twoContinue reading “Urgent action needed on hotel quarantine | AMA”

Current airway management practices after a failed intubation attempt in Australian and New Zealand emergency departments – Arnold – – Emergency Medicine Australasia – Wiley Online Library

Current airway management practices after a failed intubation attempt in Australian and New Zealand emergency departments – Arnold – – Emergency Medicine Australasia – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1742-6723.13729

The hijacking of public health and the price paid during the COVID-19 pandemic | NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence, Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response

The catastrophic failure of many Western democracies such as the US, UK and many European countries to control COVID-19 has been shocking. Prior to this pandemic, there has been a long-held view in these same countries that only fragile states and low-income countries will fail during a pandemic, and would need benevolent assistance from highContinue reading “The hijacking of public health and the price paid during the COVID-19 pandemic | NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence, Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response”

Aerosol expert Jose-Luis Jimenez is sounding the alarm about airborne transmission of COVID-19

Aerosol expert Jose-Luis Jimenez is sounding the alarm about airborne transmission of COVID-19 — Read on cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/infectious-disease/Aerosol-expert-Jose-Luis-Jimenez/99/i1

Neurologic outcomes following the introduction of a policy for using soft cervical collars in suspected traumatic cervical spine injury: A retrospective chart review – Asha – 2021 – Emergency Medicine Australasia – Wiley Online Library

Neurologic outcomes following the introduction of a policy for using soft cervical collars in suspected traumatic cervical spine injury: A retrospective chart review – Asha – 2021 – Emergency Medicine Australasia – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1742-6723.13646

Dismantling myths on the airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) – Journal of Hospital Infection

Dismantling myths on the airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) – Journal of Hospital Infection — Read on http://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(21)00007-4/fulltext

PHARM podcast Episode 234 Welcome to Planet Covid part 1 with Dr David Berger

👇 pic.twitter.com/TBzq9toFBu — Dr David Berger #CovidIsAirborne STOP KILLING HCWs (@YouAreLobbyLud) January 31, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js