With All Eyes on Covid-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In

  27 January 2021

As Covid-19 took hold over the last year, hospitals and nursing homes used and reused scarce protective equipment — masks, gloves, gowns. This desperate frugality helped prevent the airborne transfer of the virus.

But it also appears to have helped spread a different set of germs — drug-resistant bacteria and fungi — that have used the chaos of the pandemic to grow opportunistically in health care settings around the globe.

 

Further reading: The New York Times
Author(s): Matt Richtel
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