COVID-19 Special with Dr. Michael Bell of the CDC on Project Firstline
In this special episode, Michael Bell, MD, deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, joins the podcast to share the latest science about infection control and COVID-19 as part of a new initiative called Project Firstline. He tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, about the national collaborative led by CDC to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. Topics include the effectiveness of wearing masks and eye protection, the need for air filtration, methodical cleaning and disinfecting, and new cutting-edge technology to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Guest, Michael Bell, MD
Dr. Bell is CDC’s Deputy Director of Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Investigating and preventing illnesses for hospital staff and patients is the core of his career. He is also the lead physician for Project Firstline, a collaborative of healthcare and public health partners to educate medical workers on readying infection control protocols and procedures in their workplace.