2022 Public health stories #4

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 4 of 2022.

I.

“Thinking that endemicity is both mild and inevitable is more than wrong, it is dangerous: it sets humanity up for many more years of disease, including unpredictable waves of outbreaks. It is more productive to consider how bad things could get if we keep giving the virus opportunities to outwit us. Then we might do more to ensure that this does not happen.”

“COVID-19: endemic doesn’t mean harmless”, Nature

Link here

II.

“Ideally, public health policies should be aligned on all levels of government, but this research shows the importance of action at the local level, where it has strong influence on those in the community,” said Dr. Vest.  

Article link available here.

III.

Dr Tom Frieden on why there is optimism left.

Read about it here.

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