It’s time to prepare for future pandemics, experts say

report released first to Axios by APIC [Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology], calls for Congress to fund a number of public health improvements, such as more resources to protect health care workers on the job. … “Major lesson learned: If healthcare workers are fearful for their own safety and health, it affects patient care. They’re tied at the hip. We saw that directly with COVID,” said Linda Dickey, APIC’s 2022 president and interim senior director for quality, patient safety and infection prevention at UCI Health.