In case you missed it: Fireside Chat with CDC Director on Respiratory Virus SeasonPosted on by
Respiratory infections such as influenza (flu), COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continue to spread within communities and healthcare settings. In a recent webinar with CDC’s Project Firstline and the American Medical Association (AMA), CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen discussed the impacts of the current respiratory virus season, the importance of vaccination, and the importance of effective risk communication to help built trust with the public.
As an advanced registered nurse practitioner, I understand the importance of protecting ourselves and our loved ones during these challenging times. We have the infection control tools we need to keep ourselves and our patients safe. Getting vaccinated, practicing good hand hygiene, and following recommended infection control guidelines are crucial steps in this direction and will help curb the spread of these respiratory viruses.
We have the power to stop infections, together.
Amy Kolwaite is the Branch Chief of Health Systems Strengthening, Resilience, and Training Branch within CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion