2022 Public health stories #9

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 9 of 2022. I. Read the Atlantic article “The Pandemic Is Following a Very Predictable and Depressing Pattern“ “As with diseases such as malaria and HIV, rich countries are “moving on” from COVID while poor ones continue to get ravaged.” II. The […]

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2022 Public health stories #8

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 8 of 2022. I. Such a profound loss to public health and especially the global health community- Dr Paul Farmer will always be a shining light to all of us! NY Times obituary here. Also a wonderful profile of Dr Farmer by […]

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2022 Public health stories #7

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 7 of 2022. I. Today 2.7 billion people have yet to receive their first vaccine shot against COVID-19. Article on “Mapping the unvaccinated world” here. II. “When questions for science (“how many lives can we save by doing X?”) clash with questions for democracy […]

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2022 Public health stories #6

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 6 of 2022. I. The largest and longest follow up of teens with #LongCovid (N>6,600) and matched controls (>21,000): higher odds of symptoms, more sick days and school absences published in The Lancet II. Surprising (and beautiful) SARS-CoV-2’s family tree from NPR […]

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2022 Public health stories #5

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 5 of 2022. I. Definitely a time for reality check. Read the article from here. II. Such a fascinating source of data to detect new COVID (and maybe other) infections. For the past year, scientists have been looking for the source of […]

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2022 Public health stories #4

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 4 of 2022. I. “Thinking that endemicity is both mild and inevitable is more than wrong, it is dangerous: it sets humanity up for many more years of disease, including unpredictable waves of outbreaks. It is more productive to consider how bad […]

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2022 Public health stories #3

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 3 of 2022. I. Wastewater surveillance leading to COVID surveillance clues. Amazing how we get critical data from the most unlikely of sources. Read it from here. II. A new @KFF brief looks at the implications of the #HelmsAmendment for access to […]

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2022 Public health stories #2

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 2 of 2022. I. Great view point articles in JAMA about strategy, policy, and practice for life after COVID-19 A National Strategy for the “New Normal” of Life With COVID A National Strategy for COVID-19 Medical Countermeasures The First 2 Years of […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #35

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 35 of 2021. I. “Compared with other highly vaccinated countries, large parts of the United States have many vulnerable seniors, helping spur hospitalization and death.” II. “While health care spending plummeted early in the pandemic, recent analysis show that health care spending is rebounding. Overall […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #14

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 14 of 2021 I. “It’s a miracle. This is probably the single greatest biomedical triumph in history, a rabbit-out-of-a-hat story.” Dr Eric Topol Read about the mystery of breakthrough COVID-19 infections here. II. CDC declares racism as a serious public health threat. […]

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