2022 Public health stories #31

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 31 of 2022. I. Dr Frieden writes about How We Can Fight Monkeypox Effectively II. A Look at the Economic Effects of the Pandemic for Children III. “In 2021, Abbott—the global health care company known for its diagnostic tests—decided to start the […]

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2022 Public health stories #30

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 30 of 2022. I. How public health works – and why it sometimes doesn’t II. Should Alexa diagnose Alzheimer’s?: Legal and ethical issues with at-home consumer devices III. A pilot framework to assess a country’s past performance at detecting and responding to […]

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2022 Public health stories #29

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

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2022 Public health stories #28

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 28 of 2022. I. How depoliticizing the US health response will save lives (​COVID isn’t over) II. What are the Implications of the Overturning of Roe v. Wade for Racial Disparities? III. 25 million kids missed routine vaccinations because of COVID Disclaimer: […]

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2022 Public health stories #27

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 27 of 2022. I. II. “We find that the United States is alone among peer nations in the number of child firearm deaths. In no other similarly large or wealthy country are firearm deaths in the top 4 causes of mortality let […]

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2022 Public health stories #26

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 26 of 2022. I. Maternal mortality in the United States, highest of all 38 OECD countries, increased during the pandemic and now. All-Cause Maternal Mortality in the US Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic from JAMA Network Open II. “Deaths due to […]

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2022 Public health stories #25

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 25 of 2022. I. The bright side of the Covid pandemic by Dr Eric Topol II. “While social media has democratized speech, it also permits users to disseminate potentially unverified or misleading information that endangers people’s lives and public health interventions. Characterizing […]

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2022 Public health stories #24

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 24 of 2022. I. “The death rate among unvaccinated people is still far higher than that among the vaccinated even though vaccinated people now make up a significant proportion of deaths” How to Compare COVID Deaths for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People, Scientific […]

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2022 Public health stories #23

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 23 of 2022. I. How will we handle future pandemics by Dr Tom Frieden Video link II. Primer on medicare spending in US KFF post from here. III. PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS LEADERSHIP TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. DAVID A. […]

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2022 Public health stories #22

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 22 of 2022. I. NY Times once again paints the most compelling story about how devastating the loss has been from COVID Interactive story from here. II. “Health care prices in the United States are high, highly variable, and a key driver […]

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