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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.
New DNA test quickly identifies secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

New DNA test quickly identifies secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Public education messaging can slow the spread of COVID-19

Public education messaging can slow the spread of COVID-19

Males are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, indicates study

Males are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, indicates study

Lab study reveals effective treatment for COVID-19

Lab study reveals effective treatment for COVID-19

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: On Capitol Hill, actions have consequences

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: On Capitol Hill, actions have consequences

Phylogenetic analyses shows SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 originated in the UK

Phylogenetic analyses shows SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 originated in the UK

Excess COVID-19 deaths in overwhelmed Israeli hospitals

Excess COVID-19 deaths in overwhelmed Israeli hospitals

COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacts eating behaviors

COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacts eating behaviors

What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

New tests may help reveal the transcriptome of SARS-CoV-2 and predict disease course

New tests may help reveal the transcriptome of SARS-CoV-2 and predict disease course

A snake venom enzyme shows anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity in vitro

A snake venom enzyme shows anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity in vitro

COVID-19 survivors can show persistent symptoms six months after recovery, study finds

COVID-19 survivors can show persistent symptoms six months after recovery, study finds

Moderna to develop three new mRNA-based vaccines against HIV, influenza, and the Nipah virus

Moderna to develop three new mRNA-based vaccines against HIV, influenza, and the Nipah virus

Researchers map genetic changes that may have facilitated SARS-CoV-2’s jump from bats to humans

Researchers map genetic changes that may have facilitated SARS-CoV-2’s jump from bats to humans

New N501 SARS-CoV-2 mutation may have been circulating in Italy since August 2020

New N501 SARS-CoV-2 mutation may have been circulating in Italy since August 2020

Hospitals’ rocky rollout of covid vaccine sparks questions of fairness

Hospitals’ rocky rollout of covid vaccine sparks questions of fairness

Researchers produce lightweight grab-poles with anti-microbial property for public transport

Researchers produce lightweight grab-poles with anti-microbial property for public transport

Study shows distancing and mandatory masks can prevent 87% of campus COVID-19 infections

Study shows distancing and mandatory masks can prevent 87% of campus COVID-19 infections

College campuses at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders, study shows

College campuses at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders, study shows