2022 Public health stories #10

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 10 of 2022.


Dr Eric Topols careful critique of where we are and where we should be with the pandemic. Read it from here.

“Now is the wrong time to become complacent. Our vaccination and booster rates have left us in a highly vulnerable position, worse than many low and middle-income countries. Premature cessation of mitigation measures, particularly in many regions of the country with high levels of circulating virus, leaves our immunocompromised population susceptible. The math for a more harmful version of the virus is unfavorable. Unwillingness to support a solid plan to be prepared—for the first time in the American pandemic—is looming. The United States has performed poorly relative to peer countries from the start of the pandemic. Not taking advantage of this moment to get ahead of the virus, instead of being entranced with a false sense of security, will just add to a historic big miss.”


Such an inspirational story of Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, pioneering researcher instrumental in the development of the Moderna vaccine at the NIH Vaccine Research Center.

Read about it here.


A very important question we should be asking more often and loudly.

“The U.S. is nearing 1 million recorded COVID-19 deaths without the social reckoning that such a tragedy should provoke. Why?”

Read the Atlantic piece on HOW DID THIS MANY DEATHS BECOME NORMAL? by Ed Yong

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