Rick Mercer is a Canadian comedian and political satirist. His Talking to Americans bits were pure genius. Recently, he was kind enough to offer up two minutes of his valuable time to convince Canadians to get the flu vaccine. I agree. This could be the best public service announcement ever.
Eli N. Perencevich, MD, ACP Member, is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist in Iowa City, Iowa, who studies methods to halt the spread of resistant bacteria in our hospitals (including novel ways to get everyone to wash their hands). This post originally appeared at the blog Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention.