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Opinion: Post Pandemic Strategies Are Inadequate To Assure Public Safety

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1. Diamond D. Disease experts warn White House of potential for omicron-like wave of illness. May 5, 2023.
2. Concerns Growing over COVID-19 Surge in Japan This Summer. July 9, 2023.
3. Japan sees 8th wave of Covid pandemic, records 206,943 new cases. Business Standard. July 12, 2023.
4. "50 staff on leave, surgery and treatment postponed" Yaeyama Hospital restricts medical care due to increase in new corona patients, the impact expands. RBC. July 7, 2023.
5. Suggested citation for this article: Jones JM, Manrique IM, Stone MS, et al. Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence and Incidence of Primary SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Blood Donors, by COVID-19 Vaccination Status — United States, April 2021–September 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:601–605. DOI:
6. Konish L. Successfully applying for Social Security disability is difficult. Applying as a long Covid patient is even trickier. CNBC. Jan. 9, 2023.
7. Ryan B. Antibiotic Shortage Could Worsen Syphilis Epidemic. The New York Tinmes. July 7, 2023.
8. Bajaj S. Superbugs, antibiotic resistance get renewed scrutiny in Congress. STAT. July 11, 2023.
9. Pak TR, Rhee C, Wang R, Klompas M. Discontinuation of Universal Admission Testing for SARS-CoV-2 and Hospital-Onset COVID-19 Infections in England and Scotland. JAMA Intern Med. Published online June 05, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.1261
10. Bajaj S. Superbugs, antibiotic resistance get renewed scrutiny in Congress. Stat. July 11, 2023.
11. Kavanagh, K.T., Cormier, L.E. Success and failures in MRSA infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 11, 118 (2022). 

12. Kavanagh KT, Calderon LE, Saman DM, Abusalem SK. The use of surveillance and preventative measures for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in surgical patients. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2014;3:18. 
13. Roghmann MC, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Langenberg P, Lydecker A, Sorace B, Levy L, Mody L. Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to Healthcare Worker Gowns and Gloves During Care of Nursing Home Residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Sep;36(9):1050-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.119. Epub 2015 May 26. PMID: 26008727; PMCID: PMC4900177.
14. Kavanagh KT, Saman DM, Yu Y. A perspective on how the United States fell behind Northern Europe in the battle against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Dec;57(12):5789-91. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01839-13. Epub 2013 Oct 7. Erratum in: Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Oct;60(10):6440. PMID: 24100502; PMCID: PMC3837914.
15. Kavanagh KT, Calderon LE, Saman DM. Viewpoint: a response to "Screening and isolation to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: sense, nonsense, and evidence". Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2015 Feb 5;4:4. doi: 10.1186/s13756-015-0044-9. PMID: 25729571; PMCID: PMC4345038.
16. Pak T. Tweet. June 5, 2023.
17. CDC HICPAC Slide Set Regarding Updating the 2007 Isolation Precautions Guidelines. June 8, 2023.
18. New Air Monitor Can Detect COVID-19, Flu, RSV, and Other Viruses in Real-Time. Washington University In St. Louis. July 10, 2023.
19. Puthussery, J.V., Ghumra, D.P., McBrearty, K.R. et al. Real-time environmental surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 aerosols. Nat Commun 14, 3692 (2023).

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