With the new variant of SARS-Cov-2 being more “infectious” either by higher viral load in the droplet or easier to enter the cell, should we, under the Precautionary Principle, recommend/advocate the use of higher level of respiratory protection ( i.e. N95)?
Dr. Sidney Siu
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My understanding is that individuals after vaccination need to follow the same public health guidance as non-vaccinated individuals. Although the vaccine is 95% effective in limiting symptomatic disease, it is not known to what extent it decreases the risk of asymptomatic disease or transmission. For those reasons a fully vaccinated HCW who was a COVID contact should still be furloughed from work. Is anyone doing anything different?
Allen Kraut MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Occupational Health
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Integrated Sites
Departments of Internal Medicine and
Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
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