An ongoing dialogue on HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases,
October 5th, 2009
No Baseball Tonight
“Are you writing another funny blog post because there’s no baseball?” asks my son J. As “funny” is very much in the eye of the beholder, that remains to be seen. But here are a few things on my mind the last few days: No data supporting N95 over surgical masks for flu. One huge logistical issue […]
September 4th, 2009
For Suspected H1N1, Get Out the N95 Masks?
So says the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for protection of health care workers: Healthcare workers (including those in non-hospital settings) who are in close contact with individuals with nH1N1 influenza or influenza-like illnesses should use fit-tested N95 respirators … Employers should ensure that the use and fit testing of N95 respirators be conducted in accordance with […]