Public Health in the News

 August 2021

Children’s hospitals around the country are seeing a surge in COVID-19 patients, including this 2-month-old baby in New Orleans.

At a Children’s Hospital, a Wave of Young Patients Struggling to Breathe (NY Times, 2021-08-27)

Breakthrough Covid Cases: Uncommon and Often Mild, but Not Always (NY Times, 2021-08-26)

Immunocompromised people make up nearly half of COVID-19 breakthrough hospitalizations. An extra vaccine dose may help. (Michigan Health, 2021-08-23)

Despite obstacles, Native Americans have the nation’s highest COVID-19 vaccination rate (LA Times, 2021-08-12)

Texas Hospitals Are Already Overloaded. Doctors Are “Frightened by What is Coming” (NY Times, 2021-08-11)

C.D.C. Recommends Covid Vaccines During Pregnancy (NY Times, 2021-08-11)

With Delta surging, America is dangerously divided over vaccines (LA Times, 2021-08-05)

Characteristics and Outcomes of Women With COVID-19 Giving Birth at US Academic Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (JAMA, 2021-08-11)

Influenza’s Unprecedented Low Profile During COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Experts Wondering What This Flu Season Has in Store (JAMA, 2021-08-11)

Gun Violence Researchers Are Making Up for 20 Years of Lost Time (JAMA, 2021-08-04)


People who once rejected the vaccine or simply waited too long are now grappling with the consequences, often in raw, public ways.

They Spurned the Vaccine. Now They Want You to Know They Regret It. (NY Times, 2021-07-30, updated 2021-08-04)

Unvaxxed, Unmasked and Putting Our Kids at Risk (NY Times, 2021-08-01)

July 2021

Internal CDC document urges new messaging, warns delta infections likely more severe (Washington Post, 2021-07-29)

After Covid Diagnosis, a Conservative Radio Host Sends a New Message (NY Times, 2021-07-25, updated 2021-08-22)

“Don’t You Work With Old People?” Many Elder-Care Workers Still Refuse to Get COVID-19 Vaccine (ProPublica, 2021-07-23)

June 2021

“Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. Care about others that don’t have the privilege to not care about this virus. You could save someone’s life.”

Andrea Bell, Michigan Medicine patient

A 1-year-old’s journey after severe COVID sickness (Michigan Health, 2021-06-21)

March 2021

When COVID Strikes a Family (Michigan Health, 2021-03-12)

February 2021

Pregnant People’s Paradox – Excluded from Vaccine Trials Despite Having a Higher Risk of COVID-19 Complications (JAMA, 2021-02-24)

January 2021

Doubt, defiance permeate rural fight against COVID (LA Times, 2021-01-18)

October 2020

Unsafe to drink: Wildfires threaten rural towns with tainted water (CalMatters, 2020-10-07)

August 2020

At least 48 local public health leaders have quit or been fired during pandemic (Axios, 2020-08-10)

Florida’s Cautionary Tale: How Gutting ad Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire (KHN / AP, 2020-08-24)

July 2020

 Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus (KHN / AP, 2020-07-01)

Six Takeaways of the KHN-AP Investigation into the Erosion of Public Health (KHN / AP, 2020-07-01)

Why We’re Losing the Battle with Covid-19 (NY Times, 2020-07-14)

I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen. (VOX, 2020-07-09)

June 2020

Public Health Officials Face Wave of Threats, Pressure Amid Coronavirus Response (KHN / AP, 2020-06-12)

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