2021 Public Health Stories #33

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 33 of 2021.  I. This is a long read, but an important read. Data are the life-blood of any effective public health system. Read about the state and local health officials struggles and challenges in reporting out pandemic data. Politico’s “Inside America’s […]

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2021 Public Health Stories #32

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 32 of 2021.  I. “What we must now change is the cycle of panic and neglect of public health in response to health threats. Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results may or may not be a good […]

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2021 Public Health Stories #31

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 31 of 2021.  I. I am a parent too and this had been weighing heavily in my mind for the past days. As Schools open, how can we protect our kids? Dr Tom Frieden writes about it here. II. Behavior is often […]

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2021 Public Health Stories #30

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 30 of 2021.  I. “The vaccines not only prevent people from getting sick; they also cut down on transmission by those who get infected after immunization” The Crucial Vaccine Benefit We’re Not Talking about Enough from the Scientific American. II. This NY […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #29

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 29 of 2021.  I. A thought provoking report from India showing how rapid antigen tests can be exceptionally helpful in managing the pandemic when used at scale. Read the article “Optimizing testing for COVID-19 in India” from here II. A timely editorial […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #28

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 28 of 2021.  I. A very good summary of important lessons learnt on long COVID — a must read communications brief The teachings of Long COVID II. “Two states. Two different paths in responding to covid-19. Together, they offer invaluable lessons about […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #27

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 27 of 2021.  I. “We are at a now-or-never moment to improve global readiness for disease threats. We cannot know the character or timing of the threats ahead, but we can be certain that such threats are inevitable. The urgent need to […]

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2021 Public Health Stories #26

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 26 of 2021. I. “When we look back on this moment, it will likely be through the lens of scientific excellence, inequities, the erosion of trust in institutions, and how it all could have been fundamentally worse. It is also the case […]

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2021 Public Health Stories #25

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 25 of 2021. I. “As vaccination is extended to children and if booster shots become necessary for adults, this shift to local providers will be imperative. Messaging is crucial but not sufficient. Emphasizing hesitancy misses the point. Planners should expand access by […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #24

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 24 of 2021. I. “We have the tools to do it—we just need the will and leadership and especially the public to demand that the devastation of COVID-19 is something that shouldn’t have happened and that we never want to have happen […]

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