2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #18

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 18 of 2021.

I.

A scathing editorial from the Lancet on India’s COVID emergency.

Read it from here.

II.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the Biden administration’s top adviser on Covid-19, acknowledged the shift in experts’ thinking.“People were getting confused and thinking you’re never going to get the infections down until you reach this mystical level of herd immunity, whatever that number is,” he said.“That’s why we stopped using herd immunity in the classic sense,” he added. “I’m saying: Forget that for a second. You vaccinate enough people, the infections are going to go down.”

“Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe”, The NewYork Times

III.

An excellent blog post by Dr Tom Frieden on “Why Public Health Matters?

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