2023 Public health stories #18

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 18 of 2023.


A roadmap and commitment to make #COVID19 the last pandemic.


The current landscape of mobile mental-health apps is the result of a 70-year search to automate therapy. Now, advanced AIs pose fresh ethical questions.

Is the world ready for ChatGPT therapists? from Nature


Dr Sandro Galea revisits the question of why health in this blog post.

“Health is, at core, a means to an end. That end is, as I have previously written, our collective ability to live rich, full lives. This means that the pursuit of health should always be subordinate to the fundamentals of human life. When we find ourselves considering a measure to support health that may become an impediment to populations living rich, full lives, we risk straying from our field’s core purpose. “

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

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