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AORN Global Surgical Conference 2022

2022 19 Mar

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Digital Contact Tracing: Case Study from Spain

2021 31 Jan

A new research looks into the use of digital contact tracing (DCT) technologies during the pandemic, based on a real-life controlled experiment in Spain.   You might also like : Automated Contact Tracing: Is It Efficient?   While several countries have deployed DCT applications, to date there is no evidence that such digital... Read more

U.K. Public Attitudes to Tracking and Immunity Passports

2021 24 Jan

The overwhelming majority of people in the UK support the use of co-location tracking technologies and introduction of immunity passports by the authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19, a new study shows (Lewandowsky et al. 2021) .   You might also like: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’... Read more

Communicating COVID-19 Uncertainty to Public

2020 17 Dec

A group of researchers from Germany has looked into the challenges of communication between healthcare sector and the wider public about COVID-19. The study specifically focused on various approaches to communicating the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.   You might also like: COVID-19: Immunity-Based Strategies are ‘Flawed’  ... Read more

COVID-19 Infection at Work: Who is at Risk?

2020 12 Dec

Essential workers, especially those in healthcare, have a greater risk of COVID-19 due to the nature of their work. Aside from healthcare workers (HWCs), however, not much is known as to which other occupational groups are most at risk for infection.   You might also like: How Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Varies Across Hospital Settings... Read more

Democracy Against COVID-19

2020 18 Nov

A new analysis provides insights into how democratic institutions play a significant role in the way countries mount quick policy response to existential threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic (Shvetsova et al. 2020).   You might also like: Global COVID-19 Response: “A Collective Failure”   When institutional systems... Read more

Safe Return to Work for Healthcare Staff

2020 12 Oct

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals face higher infection risk arising from both community exposure and occupational hazards. As noted in a new study by Harvard and Massachusetts General Brigham researchers (Shenoy et al. 2020), COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests show persistently positive results among healthcare workers.... Read more

IPS Autumn Webinar Series 2020

2020 12 Oct

Spea kers: MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER – FUTURE PROOFING – PRESENTATIONS Martin Kiernan Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London Professor Enrique Castro-Sánchez Lecturer, City, University of London TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER – RESILIENCE - PRESENTATION Professor Cath Noakes... Read more

Using BioDynaMo to Study COVID-19 Spread in Closed Spaces

2020 28 Sep

The open-source BioDynaMo platform was developed at CERN to assist life scientists in creating biological simulations. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform has been adapted to simulate how the coronavirus spreads in populations, which can help to control the pandemic and inform decisions for similar outbreaks in the future.... Read more

Hospital Preparedness During COVID-19

2020 08 Jul

One of the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the delivery of mass critical care. SARS-CoV-2 has put a significant strain on intensive care in most countries across the globe. This has become even more of a challenge because of a lack of staff and essential supplies. It is evident that in order to better cope with such a challenging... Read more