2022 Public health stories #2

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 2 of 2022.

I.

Great view point articles in JAMA about strategy, policy, and practice for life after COVID-19

  1. A National Strategy for the “New Normal” of Life With COVID
  2. A National Strategy for COVID-19 Medical Countermeasures
  3. The First 2 Years of COVID-1: Lessons to Improve Preparedness for the Next Pandemic
  4. A National Strategy for COVID-19: Testing, Surveillance, and Mitigation Strategies
  5. The Pandemic Preparedness Program: Reimagining Public Health

NY Times summary of the articles

II.

As a mom, I worry about the impact of this pandemic on child development a lot.

This Nature article titled “The COVID generation: how is the pandemic affecting kids’ brains?” gives a good summary of what the researchers are saying.

Development dip: Line chart showing results of early learning tests on children showing scores were lower in 2020 and 2021.

III.

Must Read: Amazing journey of the making of mRNA vaccines

Halting Progress and Happy Accidents: How mRNA Vaccines Were Made

A 3D plaster model of a coronavirus spike protein in the office of Dr. Barney Graham, an immunologist and virologist recently retired from the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institutes of Health.

Disclaimer: Posts and opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer.

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