2022 Public health stories #29

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 29 of 2022.


The pandemic variants and how the boiling frog metaphor applies. Dr Topol makes a compelling case for the next steps

“Variant-proof “universal” coronavirus vaccines and nasal vaccines to block transmission and infection are our way to turn off the heat and get ahead of the virus’s evolutionary arc. We know what we need to do; we’re just not doing it. The boiling frog metaphor is contributing to the lack of taking action.”

The pandemic and the boiling frog story


Key questions about Monkeypox in US from KFF

See here.


COVID-19 vaccination has substantially altered the course of the pandemic, saving tens of millions of lives globally. 

Covid-19 vaccines saved an estimated 20m lives during their first year

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