Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 37 of 2021.
Amazing feature on the history of mRNA vaccines.
Read the Nature article from here.
Brilliant data viz showing the impact of non-vaccination and its price.
“This is a tragedy, because the vaccines are a miraculous achievement, and they are not partisan. They were created with leadership and investments from American companies, developed under a Republican president and distributed under a Democratic one. Scientists have shattered all medical expectations for how quickly they could develop a vaccine, and how well it would work, only to collide with public skepticism and, at times, inadequate infrastructure for delivering vaccines. ““The Lives Lost to Undervaccination, in Charts”
“Comparative Effectiveness of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccines in Preventing COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among Adults Without Immunocompromising Conditions — United States, March–August 2021” from MMWR.
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