COVID-19

Concepts for controlling microbial threats to human health

Preamble This is a work in progress. Feedback is welcome, appreciated, and valued. Introduction With the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) many persons not trained in infectious disease transmission dynamics may not completely understand how and why public health officials implement interventions.

Prioritizing face masks and respirators during shortages

Preamble This is a work in progress. Feedback is welcome, appreciated, and valued. Key points In the setting of shortages, Respirators (N95 or higher) should be prioritized for health care workers in health care settings, or caregivers of confirmed cases, where the cumulative risk of acquiring an infection is highest.