COVID-19 – Where We are and the Path Ahead for Staff and Patients


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Monday, 25 October 2021



COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID, and risked bringing COVID home to their families and loved ones. This webinar will delve deeply into the risks of COVID and examine issues related to planning safe re-entry for staff and patients. There will be a informative presentation by Dr. Rajeev Bais, an expert in infectious disease, followed and panel discussion, including Drs. Dinali Fernando and Richard Mollica, and finally, a question and answer session with the webinar attendees.


After attending this webinar participants will:

  1. Learn how the Delta Variant has affected SOT clinics and projects and thus, be able to plan for more in-person encounters with patients/clients in a safe manner.
  2. Gain a fuller understanding as to how the dynamics of the health care worker – patient/client relationship sifted due to the lack of face-to-face encounters and how to best address this issue.
  3. Identify the importance of the principles of self-care.

References and Resources:

There were a number of studies referenced in this webinar and we encourage you to review the PowerPoint for further information on them. Below are a few selected references.

Recommended Paper:
The Lancet
Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses
Philip R Krause, MD, Prof Thomas R Fleming, PhD, Prof Richard Peto, FRS, Prof Ira M Longini, PhD, Prof J Peter Figueroa, PhD, Prof Jonathan A C Sterne, PhD, et al.
Published:September 13, 2021DOI:
Research Letter:
October 4, 2021
Acute Myocarditis Following COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination in Adults Aged 18 Years or Older
October 4, 2021
COVID-19 Messenger RNA Vaccination and Myocarditis—A Rare and Mostly Mild Adverse Effect
Author Affiliations Article Information
JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 4, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.5634
Comparison of MIS-C Related Myocarditis, Classic Viral Myocarditis, and COVID-19 Vaccine related Myocarditis in Children
Trisha Patel, Michael Kelleman, Zachary West, Andrew Peter, Matthew Dove, Arene Butto, Matthew E. Oster



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