Public health stories #1

Curated public health reads for the week:

I.

“When public-health programs are successful, they are invisible, and what is invisible is almost always taken for granted.”

The New Yorker

The Coronavirus and the Gutting of America’s Public-Health System

When public-health programs are successful, they are invisible, and what is invisible is almost always taken for granted.

II.

“Pandemics require us to change our behavior — our socialization, hygiene, work and more — collectively, and knowing our fellow citizens are on board is important for all efforts.”

nytimes.com

Opinion | Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired

To help manage the shortage, the authorities sent a message that made them untrustworthy.

III.

“Most importantly, happiness isn’t cancelled, joy isn’t cancelled, and love isn’t cancelled. Make sure you do those three things often.”

B101.1 – 16 Mar 20

Things To-Do That Aren’t Cancelled

More and more get-togethers and events are being cancelled, here are some things that aren’t.

IV.

7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus AnxietyThe Conversation

7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety

A psychologist explains how to get a grip on anxiety triggered by COVID-19.

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