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

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”

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”

A randomised and uncontrolled ad-hoc post-hoc on-the-fly triple-blind clinical trial on the effects of mandatory quarantine detention on medical professionals. – Glen’s Travel Blog

A randomised and uncontrolled ad-hoc post-hoc on-the-fly triple-blind clinical trial on the effects of mandatory quarantine detention on medical professionals. – Glen’s Travel Blog — Read on glenlo.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/a-randomised-and-uncontrolled-ad-hoc-post-hoc-on-the-fly-triple-blind-clinical-trial-on-the-effects-of-mandatory-quarantine-detention-on-medical-professionals/amp/

Prevalence of Personal Attacks and Sexual Harassment of Physicians on Social Media | Professional Well-being | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network

This survey study examines the self-reports of personal attacks and sexual harassment of physicians through social media outlets. — Read on jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2774727

Up the line to death: covid-19 has revealed a mortal betrayal of the world’s healthcare workers – The BMJ

Up the line to death: covid-19 has revealed a mortal betrayal of the world’s healthcare workers – The BMJ — Read on blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/01/29/up-the-line-to-death-covid-19-has-revealed-a-mortal-betrayal-of-the-worlds-healthcare-workers/

The hijacking of public health and the price paid during the COVID-19 pandemic | Croakey

The hijacking of public health and the price paid during the COVID-19 pandemic | Croakey — Read on http://www.croakey.org/the-hijacking-of-public-health-and-the-price-paid-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID‐19 and the metaphor of war – Isaacs – 2021 – Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health – Wiley Online Library

COVID‐19 and the metaphor of war – Isaacs – 2021 – Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpc.15164

Women in surgery: We should be asking how to make the specialty somewhere women want to work – The BMJ

Women in surgery: We should be asking how to make the specialty somewhere women want to work – The BMJ — Read on blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/12/09/women-in-surgery-we-should-be-asking-how-to-make-the-specialty-somewhere-women-want-to-work/