COVID-19 – Infection Prevention and Control literature – March 2021

Papers that related to COVID-19 infection prevention and control from the daily COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit  listings and other identified literature.  This posting does not assess the specific evidence or its quality. Please let me know of any gaps – @mdjkf .

Peer-reviewed

  • Wai-Shun et al.  CCM: Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies here 
  • Wilson et al The effect of respiratory activity, ventilatory therapy and facemasks on total aerosol emissions here 
  • Li et al.  Build Environ.  Probable airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a poorly ventilated restaurant here [A return to the previously famous chinese restaurant event to analyse airflows. 
  • Johnson et al. BDJOpen. Dental periodontal procedures: a systematic review of contamination (splatter, droplets and aerosol) in relation to COVID-19 here

  • Quigley et al.  Estimating the burden of COVID-19 on the Australian healthcare workers and health system during the first six months of the pandemic here
  • Katalaris et al. EID: Epidemiologic Evidence for Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during Church Singing, Australia, 2020 here

Editorial

  • The safety of anaesthetists and intensivists during the first COVID-19 surge supports extension of use of airborne protection PPE to ward staff here
  • Brophy et al. Sacrificed: Ontario Healthcare Workers in the Time of COVID-19 here 
  • MacIntyre et al.  Scientific evidence supports aerosol transmission of SARS-COV-2 here

Preprints

  • Lee et al Airborne dispersion of droplets during coughing: a physical model of viral transmission here 

Commentary

  • CDC(USA): Science Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Surface (Fomite) Transmission for Indoor Community Environments here

  • Lewis, Nature.com.  Why indoor spaces are still prime COVID hotspots here 

  • Damazar et al. BMJOpinion. The challenge of keeping hospitals safe in the era of covid here
  • ABC News:  Australian researchers find COVID-19 aerosol spread that puts some healthcare workers at risk over others here 

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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