2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #20

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 20 of 2021.

I.

“Digital contact tracing is not a perfect intervention, given the risks to privacy, personal data, and false positive or false negative characterization of contact status. However, as in a Swiss cheese model, imperfect interventions can work together to curb epidemics.”

Read the NEJM perspective “Contact Tracing for Covid-19 — A Digital Inoculation against Future Pandemics” here.

II.

A great primer on Data Capitalism and algorithmic racism.

III.

Science Had a Misinformation Problem Before COVID. Scientists Want to Fix It“.

Also, here is Vice article about the authors, Drs. Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom at the University of Washington; Science Had a Misinformation Problem Before COVID. Scientists Want to Fix It (vice.com)

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