• Opinion: As the second surge looms, systems issues - not ‘weary staff' - should be the focus for hospital safety

    15 days ago - By STAT

    We are three physicians who share an apartment in Boston, and after months of wondering where we might catch Covid-19 - the crowded grocery store checkout line? the gas station? - we found out: at work.
    One of us recently tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 after an exposure at work, part of a cluster of Covid-19-positive health care workers at Brigham and Women's Hospital. This scenario is not unique; there have been outbreaks in hospitals in Washington state , central Massachusetts , and elsewhere over the past few months.
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