Universal masking at Mass General Hospital was associated with a significantly lower rate of SARS-CoV-2 positivity among health care workers. This association may be related to a decrease in transmission.
However, randomized trials of universal masking during a pandemic are likely not feasible.
Nonetheless, these results support universal masking as part of a multipronged infection reduction strategy in health care settings.
Tracking America’s vaccine rollout
Bloomberg has been tracking America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, stating that an average of 1.7 million doses are being recorded every day. As of March 1st, the number of doses was in the region of 2.4 million. So far, 75 million doses have been administered across the country, 22.7 for every 100 people.
Demographics affect healthcare outcomes
Demographic shifts and societal changes are intensifying pressures on health systems and demanding new directions in the delivery of healthcare. We are getting older. Ageing populations in both emerging and developed nations are driving up the demand for healthcare. According to the United Nations, the world’s population is expected to increase by one billion people […]