Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 44 of 2021.
Great graphical abstract of how multi mitigation measures in a US public school system, pre-vaccination helps control COVID transmission
Wealthy nations have received more than 16 times the amount of vaccines delivered to poor nations, according to Financial Times analysis published.
“Global vaccine needs are increasing because of boosters. The potential emergence of vaccine-resistant variants – which is more likely if we are slow to achieve vaccination coverage targets – could further increase vaccine needs by billions of doses. It has been nearly one year since the first COVID-19 vaccines were authorized for use. During this time, more people have died from COVID-19 than in the time before COVID-19 vaccines were available. Yet we have repeatedly squandered opportunities to better address supply shortages through technology transfer and the creation of additional production hubs. We must do better.”
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