Tag: healthcare systems

Omicron ‘Peak’ Is Yet to Come, Says Australia’s Chief Medical Officer

Australian Chief Medical Officer (CHO) said that although daily COVID-19 Omicron case numbers are decreasing, the worse has yet to come. CHO Paul Kelly stated that it would be several weeks before deaths and hospitalisations from the Omicron variant reach their peak, despite plateauing COVID-19 cases. “We expect death and hospitalisations to continue to rise…


Aussie State to Re-Impose Restrictions and Vaccine Mandates As Omicron Numbers Rise

The New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has introduced new COVID-19 restrictions, and vaccine mandates as the state’s Omicron COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise. “We’re dealing with a highly transmissible variant, but fortunately, it appears to be a much less severe form of COVID-19, and our high vaccination rates are clearly helping to keep…


SA: Two COVID-19 Infected Workers Visited Aged Care Centres Prior Diagnosis

Two healthcare workers in South Australia have tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting and delivering care to residents at several aged care centres around the state capital. Extra infection control measures and testing of residents and staff have commenced at a few Adelaide nursing homes following this announcement. SA Health stated that: “Affected sites are…


How Engineering Can Help Reimagine Public Health Care

Of the many things that COVID-19 has made abundantly clear to us, surely one of them is a newfound realization that public health has become increasingly complex. Understanding the challenges to public health—that is, the task of guarding the well-being of the U.S. population—is more essential now than ever. As an engineer, design futurist, and graduate program director,…