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 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
— Read on amp.abc.net.au/article/13146572
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 two new cases were identified yesterday.
— Read on ama.com.au/media/urgent-action-needed-hotel-quarantine
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 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 high income countries.
— Read on iser.med.unsw.edu.au/blog/hijacking-public-health-and-price-paid-during-covid-19-pandemic
Covid-19: Risk of aerosol transmission to staff outside of intensive care is likely to be higher than predicted | The BMJ
— Read on www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n354
Special episode: Surviving COVID-19 with Eve Leckie – Critical Care Scenarios
— Read on icuscenarios.com/special-episode-surviving-covid-19-with-eve-leckie/
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
— Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1742-6723.13646
As the death toll passes 100,000, it is a good time to reflect on and remember those who have fallen trying to protect us
— Read on www.bma.org.uk/news-and-opinion/a-fitting-tribute-protecting-doctors-from-covid-19
Dismantling myths on the airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) – Journal of Hospital Infection
— Read on www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(21)00007-4/fulltext
EOI: Medical Advisors in primary care and psychiatry – Ambulance Victoria
— Read on www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/