Reimagine what's essential.
Refocus what's attainable.
Rethink what's possible.

As our world continues to change in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have a profound opportunity to shift the infectious disease paradigm—and a vital responsibility to lead the charge.

It's time to counter confusion with clarity.

Introducing the Infectious Disease Council.

An international coalition of interdisciplinary experts representing the fields of pandemic infectious disease policy, healthcare, education, medical diagnostics and testing, and law have formed the InfectiousDisease Council to help organizations and individuals strike back against COVID-19.

Work Smart. Work Safe. Work Well.

An Insight from OADN’s CEO during the Pandemic

As the country has been faced with the Coronavirus Disease pandemic (COVID-19), the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) has stood steadfast in support of all nurse educators, nurses, and the entire healthcare workforce as they care for the ill and vulnerable. Nurses are resilient, reliable, and proven responders during infectious disease emergencies, providing safe,…

Anticipating COVID-19 Vaccine: What Should Institutions of Higher Education and Employers Do Now?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for two COVID-19 vaccines, with more in the pipeline. With this encouraging development, employers and institutions of higher education (IHEs) must prepare to grapple with whether they can require employees or students to be immunized as a condition of employment or…
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COVID-19 Vaccines: Important Considerations

The WHO declared the spread of the SARS coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) a public health emergency of global concern on January 30th, 2020. Since that time, the world has registered nearly than 57 million infections, with deaths surpassing 1.3 million[1]. Since this respiratory virus spreads from person to person through close contact, and without a vaccine or…
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Benefits and Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccination

There has been very good news reported recently from ongoing Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials. Two so–called mRNA vaccines COVID-19 vaccines have shown very high efficacies including one produced by Pfizer and another by Moderna. Pfizer reported an efficacy of 94.5% and Moderna 95%. Efficacy is measured by calculating the risk of a disease among…
Contact Tracing

The Elements of Successful Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is a public health strategy that, with active collaboration, produces positive results relative to infection control and spread. But the public’s preconceived notions about contact tracing are less positive. Fear of oversight and overreach, misunderstanding, apathy and pandemic fatigue are some of the feelings that many associate with it. This makes a deliberate…
Herd Immunity and Social Distancing

The Great Barrington Declaration – Is Herd Immunity really the answer to the pandemic?

Throughout much of the world, COVID-19 public health measures are being used to keep people separated to control community spread until vaccines and therapeutics become available. Should we end these practices now without a vaccine in hand, and push toward herd immunity? One such argument is being made via the Great Barrington Declaration, a short…