2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #42

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 42 of 2021. I. Are digital technologies a new determinant of health? This Lancet Commission report makes a very compelling case. This should be a must-read for anyone interested in technology and its impact on health. II. Every country has a unique […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #41

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 41 of 2021. I. A long (151 page) report on UK’s pandemic management is a must read for anyone interested in disaster response and public health emergency management. “This report lays bare the failings of the U.K. government to contain Covid, including […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #40

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 40 of 2021. I. Nature covers what happens after vaccination with COVID. II. What a remarkable Lancet study on the effects of the pandemic on mental health, anxiety, and depression, across 204 countries. “Unlike other population shocks, COVID-19 has become global, disrupting […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #39

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 39 of 2021. I. This is alarming. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the largest loss of life expectancy since World War II, worst among American men Quantifying impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through life-expectancy losses: a population-level study of 29 countries […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #38

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 38 of 2021. I. Do we need a better vaccine verification system? If so, how? An opinion piece from Dr Frieden. “Vaccination requirements are already here and will continue to expand. We need to make verification systems accurate, secure and fair. To […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #37

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 37 of 2021. I. Amazing feature on the history of mRNA vaccines. Read the Nature article from here. II. Brilliant data viz showing the impact of non-vaccination and its price. “This is a tragedy, because the vaccines are a miraculous achievement, and […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #36

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 36 of 2021. I. “We can now finally diminish COVID-19. We have all the tools. Vaccines. Testing. Improved ventilation. Masking. It is incumbent on all of us to commit to action on each.” The Covid Cavalry Has Arrived, The Boston Globe II. […]

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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 #34

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 34 of 2021.  I. Health inequity under a zoom lens especially with COVID vaccinations. II. “Vaccines are effective against the Delta variant, but transmission risk remains elevated among unvaccinated persons in schools. In addition to vaccination, strict adherence to multiple nonpharmaceutical prevention […]

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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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