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A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. During a pandemic, transmission can be anticipated in the workplace, not only from patient to workers in health care settings, but also among co-workers in general work settings. A pandemic would cause high levels of illness, death, social disruption, and economic loss. Everyday life would be disrupted because so many people in so many places become seriously ill at the same time. Impacts could range from school and business closings to the interruption of basic services such as public transportation and food delivery.
EKF opens larger facility to increase production of key component for COVID-19 testing regime

EKF opens larger facility to increase production of key component for COVID-19 testing regime

SMART recovery groups provide addiction services during COVID-19 pandemic

SMART recovery groups provide addiction services during COVID-19 pandemic

People with severe COVID-19 cases may have more protective "memory" T cells

People with severe COVID-19 cases may have more protective "memory" T cells

Two out of five U.S. adults missed medical care in the early phase of pandemic

Two out of five U.S. adults missed medical care in the early phase of pandemic

Trial results support efficacy of incentivizing vaccine adherence

Trial results support efficacy of incentivizing vaccine adherence

New SERS-based sensor can detect influenza A viral pathogens with high reproducibility

New SERS-based sensor can detect influenza A viral pathogens with high reproducibility

New pain management regimen reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients

New pain management regimen reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients

New model shows key role of innate immunity in controlling COVID-19 viral load

New model shows key role of innate immunity in controlling COVID-19 viral load

New data on impact of spike mutations and B117 UK variant on neutralization by mAbs and sera

New data on impact of spike mutations and B117 UK variant on neutralization by mAbs and sera

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows reduced neutralization potential against SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 spike variant

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows reduced neutralization potential against SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 spike variant

Positive messages could potentially increase mask usage during the pandemic

Positive messages could potentially increase mask usage during the pandemic

Randomized trials could help clarify uncertainties around reopening schools safely

Randomized trials could help clarify uncertainties around reopening schools safely

Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

Older age may offer a buffer against negative feelings brought on by the pandemic

Older age may offer a buffer against negative feelings brought on by the pandemic

Researchers identify genetic risk factors contributing to pneumonia susceptibility and severity

Researchers identify genetic risk factors contributing to pneumonia susceptibility and severity

Researchers use SARS-CoV-2 to bioengineer universal vaccine platform

Researchers use SARS-CoV-2 to bioengineer universal vaccine platform

New SARS-CoV-2 strain detected in Southern California, USA

New SARS-CoV-2 strain detected in Southern California, USA

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

ACE2 and furin levels linked to inflammation in smokers with COVID-19

ACE2 and furin levels linked to inflammation in smokers with COVID-19

Can cancer patients receive urgent care without risk of COVID-19?

Can cancer patients receive urgent care without risk of COVID-19?