2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #27

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 27 of 2021. 

I.

“We are at a now-or-never moment to improve global readiness for disease threats. We cannot know the character or timing of the threats ahead, but we can be certain that such threats are inevitable. The urgent need to improve speed and completeness of detection and reporting, and quality and timeliness of response, is clear. Establishing the 7-1-7 target will provide impetus and accountability to make the substantial financial, technical, and political investments needed to strengthen global health protection by improving our capacity to find, stop, and prevent future pandemics.”

7-1-7: an organising principle, target, and accountability metric to make the world safer from pandemics

II.

A very important discourse with Dr Eric Topol Fortress and Frontier: Healthcare’s Reluctant Revolution

Doctors don’t have any respect for sensors, for patients to be able to generate their own data. There’s so much of what we could be doing that it’s stuck in the kind of paternalistic, ritualistic and this ossified, sclerotic type of medicine that we practice day to day.

III.

Utilizing health information technology in the treatment and management of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons from international case study sites

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