COVID-19 – infection prevention and control literature – December 2020

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA)

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

Peer reviewed journals

  • Meta-analysis: Effectiveness of N95 respirators and surgical/face masks in preventing airborne infections in the era of SARS-CoV2 here . Yet another go over the pre-SARS-COV-2 evidence with little change to the findings. [There is only one currently registered RCT of medical masks vs respirators for COVID-19 care underway worldwide- completes in April 2021 and apparently enrolling well]
  • SARS-Coronavirus-2 cases in healthcare workers may not regularly originate from patient care: lessons from a university hospital on the underestimated risk of healthcare worker to healthcare worker transmission [outbreak ix]here
  • A systematic review and meta-analysis on household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 here
  • Classification of aerosol-generating procedures:…

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