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A major challenge with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is the effective protection of health care workers.1 Recommendations for the use of personal protective equipment to protect against SARS-CoV-2 exposure by health care workers were recently published by the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For aerosol-generating procedures, N95 respirators, eye protection, isolation gowns, and gloves were recommended. Coveralls, boots with a cover, and hair coverings were not part of the recommended protective clothing.2,3
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Corresponding Author: Itai Shavit, MD, POB 274, Kibbutz Maayan Tzvi 3080500, Israel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: April 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.6633
Author Contributions: Dr Shavit had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Drs Feldman and Meir contributed equally.
Concept and design: Feldman, Meir, I. Shavit.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Feldman, Meir, I. Shavit.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Feldman, Meir, D. Shavit, Idelman.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Feldman, D. Shavit, Idelman, I. Shavit.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
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