2023 Public health stories #17

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 17 of 2023.



A superbly composed guest essay in the NY Times “Our Covid Data Project Is Over, but the Need for Timely Data Is Not“– part of a series on preparing for future outbreaks.

“Let’s learn the lessons of the pandemic. Decades of chronic underfunding of public health agencies must be reversed. Outdated disease surveillance systems, data sharing networks and laboratories must be modernized, and that requires significant investment.”


AI is currently a hot topic, and it’s common to ponder about its impact on healthcare (Disclaimer: This sentence was recommended by an AI browser plugin)

The Medical Futurist’s blog has a good summary of Top Smart Algorithms In Healthcare


New evidence from 70 years ago clearly establishes “What Rosalind Franklin truly contributed to the discovery of DNA’s structure“. This Nature piece is truly an inspiring and vindicating read.

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