This week’s episode of the Veterans Administration Podcast “COVID in 20” focuses on important strategies to prevent workplace COVID clusters and super-spreaders. The experts were questioned by Dr. Chad Kessler, National Program Director for VHA [Veterans Health Administration] Emergency Medicine.
Michael A. Gelman, MD/PhD, an infection disease physician at Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, discussed healthcare workplaces and referred to the contagion of the renown Typhoid Mary, an asymptomatic carrier, who in the early 1900’s worked as a cook in a hospital and alone infected 53 patients with Typhoid Fever.
In addition to avoiding crowded and closed workplaces for long periods of time the concept of “fractal compartmentalization” was discussed. It is a theory to be cautious in rotating health care staff staff, including nursing facilities, to prevention contagion.
VA announced publication of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response Report detailing its efforts to address the pandemic from early January through June 30, 2020.
Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman 1.973.696.7900 firstname.lastname@example.org has been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.
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