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Saskia v. Popescu

Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, is a hospital epidemiologist and infection preventionist. During her work as an infection preventionist, she performed surveillance for infectious diseases, preparedness, and Ebola-response practices. She holds a doctorate in Biodefense from George Mason University where her research focuses on the role of infection prevention in facilitating global health security efforts. She is certified in Infection Control and has worked in both pediatric and adult acute care facilities.
Medical science needs to understand the disease more clearly in this understudied patient population.
When lockdowns are done haphazardly, questions arise about whether they should continue. 
In looking at enhancing intervention efforts, where should we do them?
Are COVID-19 patients getting early empiric antibiotics?
Incomplete data tells only half the story, and this story is devastating.
A backlog in testing in the US can severely impact the ability to perform contact tracing.
Should we be reconsidering the length of time patients are isolated?
The burden of COVID-19 is far reaching and a new study into excess mortality sheds light on this saddening topic.