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Commentary: Community COVID-19 Incidence and Health Care Personnel COVID-19 Seroprevalence

JAMA Network, March 10, 2021 (Commentary)

March 10, 2021

Commentary: Community COVID-19 Incidence and Health Care Personnel COVID-19 Seroprevalence

Shruti Gohil, MD, assistant clinical professor and Susan Huang, MD, professor, UCI School of Medicine write, “Health care personnel (HCP) have absorbed substantial risks of acquiring coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to their care of patients with COVID-19 infection throughout the pandemic. Nevertheless, because of robust health care infection prevention and control practices and policies that prevent patient-to-HCP transmission, it is possible that the greatest risk of COVID-19 transmission to HCP comes from exposure in their communities and, secondarily, between essential workers.”