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Industry Voices—Hospitals can't lose sight of infection control as COVID recedes

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2. O'Callaghan L. Long Covid cited by more than 2,600 NHS staff as reason for absence. The National News UK. June 3, 2023.
3. Marra, A., Sampaio, V., Ozahata, M., Lopes, R., Brito, A., Bragatte, M., . . . Rizzo, L. (2023). Risk factors for long coronavirus disease 2019 (long COVID) among healthcare personnel, Brazil, 2020–2022. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 1-7. doi:10.1017/ice.2023.95
4. Tsampasian V, Elghazaly H, Chattopadhyay R, et al. Risk Factors Associated With Post−COVID-19 Condition: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2023;183(6):566–580. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.0750
5. Banholzer N, Zürcher K, Jent P, Bittel P, Furrer L, Egger M, Hascher T, Fenner L. SARS-CoV-2 transmission with and without mask wearing or air cleaners in schools in Switzerland: A modeling study of epidemiological, environmental, and molecular data. PLoS Med. 2023 May 18;20(5):e1004226. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004226. PMID: 37200241; PMCID: PMC10194935. 
6. 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  
7. COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting and FAQs For Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, and Acute Care Facility Data  Reporting. Dec. 15, 2022. U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.
8. Pak T. Tweet. June 5, 2023.
9. Kavanagh K. Industry Voices—As healthcare's labor shortages worsen, masking remains critical. Fierce Healthcare. Apr. 7, 2023.

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