2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #12

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 12 of 2021

I.

Public health spending in most of U.S. stagnated or declined in the decade following the Great Recession, “leaving states ill equipped to respond to COVID-19 and other emerging health needs,” according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

Public health spending has been stagnant for a decade - Axios

II.

“As the pandemic enters its second year, he said, “We want to start using more sophisticated modeling and probably economic theory to inform what an optimal testing program would look like.”

Read about “Why It Pays to Think Outside the Box on Coronavirus Tests

III.

The United States finds itself in the middle of an unprecedented combination of crises: a global pandemic, economic crisis, and unprecedented civic responses to structural racism.

Read about

The Commercial Determinants of Three Contemporary National Crises: How Corporate Practices Intersect With the COVID‐19 Pandemic, Economic Downturn, and Racial Inequity

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

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