2021 Public Health Stories #15

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 15 of 2021

I.

“The United States has fully vaccinated close to a quarter of the population, and Britain has given first shots to nearly half of its residents. By contrast, Australia and South Korea have vaccinated less than 3 percent of their populations, and in Japan and New Zealand, not even 1 percent of the population has received a shot.”

These Countries Did Well With Covid. So Why Are They Slow on Vaccines?, NY Times

Read more here.

II.

A super intriguing white paper “Building Public-Private Partnerships to Support Efficient and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Access, and Uptake” from Duke and the COVID Collaborative.

III.

“Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are happy to have the additional money. Yet they worry it will soon dry up as the pandemic recedes, continuing a boom-bust funding cycle that has plagued the U.S. public health system for decades. If budgets are slashed again, they warn, that could leave the nation where it was before covid: unprepared for a health crisis.”

A very timely issue discussed here.

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