Protecting Healthcare Workers from Infected Patients, United States vs South Korea Peter Dorman | March 3, 2020 7:00 am Politics Taxes/regulation Protecting Healthcare Workers from Infected Patients, United States vs South Korea Seattle: Korea: Those bedsheets will do a great job preventing the virus from spreading. Comments (2) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
I suspect, those sheets or light blankets are probably for warmth rather than protection. It is stiill the Winter season even if Spring is a few weeks away. I wonder how the nurses, etc. will get them into the hospital to a quarantined area without passing by a herd of people in the ER, elevators, etc? The ER is always crowded and the halls in which these patients would be moved have passersby.
Considering the ease of which the disease migrates in the air, each breath by the infected puts infectious molecules in the proximity of others. I wonder if it has any longevity where a room requires sterilization?
Paragraph from the article in the NYT:
“The nursing facility in Kirkland, run by Life Care Centers of America, is full of elderly residents who can be especially vulnerable to respiratory illnesses. Records show that the center has a recent history of illness outbreaks and of difficulty following infection control precautions.”
The article brings up a point I made in my earlier comment.
“Relatives who had recently visited the facility said it had been coping with illness among residents and staff in recent days, and told all its residents on Friday to stay in their rooms. For a facility of communal living — with a shared dining facility, group movie nights and friends who visit with one another in the halls — that decision prompted concerns among residents and families.”
This virus as to be easily transmitted. It must have some longevity in the atmosphere.