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 #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 #20

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 20 of 2021. I. “Digital contact tracing is not a perfect intervention, given the risks to privacy, personal data, and false positive or false negative characterization of contact status. However, as in a Swiss cheese model, imperfect interventions can work together to […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #19

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 19 of 2021. I. There is more discussions around COVID variants now and how it is scary. But MIT Technology lays out some clear arguments about why the panic maybe unwarranted. Read about it here. II. A very salient paper on “Redefining […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #18

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 18 of 2021. I. A scathing editorial from the Lancet on India’s COVID emergency. Read it from here. II. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the Biden administration’s top adviser on Covid-19, acknowledged the shift in experts’ thinking.“People were getting confused and thinking you’re […]

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2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #17

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 17 of 2021.  I. More details in the MMWR available here. II. A beautiful visual story on “epidemics that didn’t happen” from Resolve To Lives. This piece also offers key lessons learned and preparedness factors that prevented each epidemic from happening. Must […]

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