2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #7

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 7 of 2021.

I.
In honor of Black History month, here is a list of African American public health heroes we all should be aware of.
Read about it from here.

II.

This extraordinary NY Times cover page that drives home the enormity of the COVID devastation- half a million deaths. Read it from here.

From afar, the graphic on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times looks like a blur of gray, a cloudy gradient that slowly descends into a block of solid ink. Up close, it shows something much darker: close to 500,000 individual dots, each representing a single life lost in the United States to the coronavirus, signifying a staggering milestone that the nation is reaching in just under 12 months.

III.

From one of my favorite health related non-fiction authors, Siddhartha Mukherjee here is another fascinating piece from the Newyorker on the epidemiological mystery of COVID leading to some global disparity in its spread and impact.

Read about it here.

Disclaimer: Posts and opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer.

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