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How Prevention Protocols in Health Care Settings have Changed Since COVID-19

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine were called to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention protocols in health care settings. 

“When the pandemic started, it was scary because initially we did not have rapid diagnostic nor treatments available, and we did not fully understand how the virus was transmitted or if our infection prevention protocols were adequate,” said Francesca Torriani, MD, senior author of the study, and program director of Infection Prevention and infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego Health. 

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