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EFFECTIVENESS OF IRAQI HEALTH SYSTEM IN PROTECTING HEALTH CARE WORKERS
Zainab N. Jassim*, Huda S. Saeed and Jawad K. Al Diwan
SARS-CoV-2 is a highly contagious disease, and most individuals are susceptible to the infection. Health care workers (HCWs) are the first line defender against the virus. Their protection remains a challenge for most countries, and it is considered as strategic response to COVID-19 crisis. Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of preventive measures against COVID pandemic in Iraq. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in Wasit governorate- Al Aziziya district. A total of 1027 health care workers participated in the study. A questionnaire was used in google form, and data were collected online. Chi square test was used to show the effect of preventive measures and vaccines on getting COVID infection. P value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Non vaccinated HCWs significantly got COVID infection more than vaccinated ones (94.2%, ?2 =19.33, p = 0.001). Using facemask or gloves only significantly did not provide any protection against the virus (p=0.6, p= 0.7 respectively). HCWs with PPE or gloves, facemask, and face shield significantly protect them against COVID-19 (p= 0.04, p= 0.00, respectively). Conclusions: COVID infection was high among HCWs. Vaccines were effective in limiting COVID spread. PPE were necessary in protecting occupational workers.[Full Text Article]