GBAC Director Discusses Shift from Pandemic to Endemic

April 29, 2022 GBAC Director Discusses Shift from Pandemic to Endemic

Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, U.S. President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told The Washington Post that the country has moved out of the “full-blown explosive pandemic phase” with regards to COVID-19.

Dr. Fauci further clarified that coronavirus still posed a major threat, stating “We’re really in a transitional phase, from a deceleration of the numbers into hopefully a more controlled phase and endemicity.”

As the third year of the pandemic gradually shifts to an endemic in the United States, what does that mean for the cleaning industry?

In the ISSA Cleaning Industry Alert below, Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, senior director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, defines the differences between pandemic and endemic. He discusses the safety and health initiatives he’s witnessed at various local and international meetings and conventions. Dr. Macgregor-Skinner also breaks down the latest scientific studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The British Medical Journal.