2021 Public Health Stories #32

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 32 of 2021. 

I.

“What we must now change is the cycle of panic and neglect of public health in response to health threats. Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results may or may not be a good definition of insanity, but it’s certainly a formula for failing to end the Covid crisis and leaving the world vulnerable to the next—potentially even more devastating—pandemic.”

Dr Frieden writes another poignant essay “The Delta Variant and Beyond: Learning to Live With Covid

II.

Beautiful and impactful (interactive) data visualization from NY Times about impact of per cent vaccinated or unvaccinated on Delta infection spread and outcomes

Access it from here.

III.

“Child health policy leaders should respond: Not so fast. Children and families are suffering devastating losses in the COVID-19 era, with record amounts of learning losshunger, and economic instability. Children deserve not only the deployment of safe and effective vaccines but also major investments in education, nutrition, and housing. “

A very important piece from JAMA on Child Health Policy and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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