2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #50

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 50 of 2021.

I.

A good list of 11 epidemiological fallacies from preventepidemics.org. COVID-19 is used as an example, but its applicable for any health threat.

Read about it from here.

II.

A comprehensive comparison of vaccination progress compiled by JHU

Access it from here.

III.

What if we treated the risk of pandemics the same way we treat the risk of fires? In this eye-opening talk, infectious disease epidemiologist Jennifer B. Nuzzo unpacks how the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 sparked a cultural shift in how we defend against fires — and explains why pandemics demand the same sort of reaction. She breaks down the data we need to gather when facing possible danger, the drills we need to ready ourselves and the defenses that could keep future threats at bay — so next time, we’re prepared.

Watch it from here.

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