2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #22

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 22 of 2021.

I.

” Even as the world lionizes health care workers as heroes,

we fail to keep them safe.”

A call for action from Resolve to Save Lives on protecting health care workers. Its a rich, insightful report on an often overlooked problem.

Read it from here.

II.

Health equity related data is now available on the CDC COVID Data Tracker portfolio. Very important in identifying and addressing health disaprities.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#health-equity-data

III.

Why you should get your kids vaccinated?“- A great op-ed piece by Dr Perri Klass

Vaccinations help individuals, but they also help the community. And that’s a good thing. High vaccination rates drive down the amount of virus in circulation, which protects everyone, but especially those who are immunocompromised or have underlying medical problems. We vaccinate all children against chicken pox, even though most children quickly recover from the disease, because people with compromised immune systems may have serious complications. We vaccinate all children against rubella, which causes only mild illness in young people but is profoundly dangerous to a developing fetus if a pregnant person is exposed. So we already vaccinate kids for their own sake and to protect the most vulnerable.

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

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