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How the “Flu Blacklist” Explains Why the 2013-2014 Flu Season is Deadly

Tomás Aragón, Clinical Faculty, School of Public Health | February 8, 2014

In my professional role, I am interviewed by the media to explain why this flu season is so “deadly.” I have a more mathematical explanation here (which is challenging to simplify). However, Rob Roth from KTVU Channel 2 interviewed me and suggested the term “susceptible list” to describe the people who are still on the … Continue reading »

Health care workers have ethical responsibility to protect their patients from preventable infectious diseases

Tomás Aragón, Clinical Faculty, School of Public Health | April 28, 2012

California Senate Bill 1318 (Lois Wolk) will require health care workers that do not get vaccinated against influenza to wear a face mask during influenza season. Here is my letter that was read to the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on 4/26/2012 by the Health Officers’ Association of California (HOAC): Members of the Senate Labor … Continue reading »