APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY IN THE NEWS
BA.5 is the most contagious form of COVID yet. What happens next is up to us.
Monkeypox is a public health emergency. Our messaging matters.
In the early days of an outbreak, it’s hard to know what to communicate to the public. But we need to do better.
CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory
Seven Trends Will Shape the Future Public Health Workforce
Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality Rates: Implications for Rural Health Policy and Preparedness
Public health experts urge action before next pandemic wave
New Survey Shows that Public Health Professionals are Pushed to the Limit
Potential quantitative effect of a laboratory-based approach to Lyme disease surveillance in high-incidence states
(CDC Science Clips)
With Major Investments From Congress and Technology in Hand, What Will It Take to Make Public Health Data Modernization a Reality?
Kidney Failure, Emergency Rooms and Medical Debt. The Unseen Costs of Food Poisoning
(ProPublica) A salmonella outbreak sickened more than 60 people at a funeral reception in Texas. Two years later, some of them are still coping with the financial and medical consequences.
Improving the Response to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Fauci says there are 5 stages of the COVID pandemic—and we are still in phase 1
Tenfold rise in virus cases leads to more hospitalizations. An average of 42 people a day are dying in L.A. County, the most in almost a year.
A Shift Away from Daily COVID Case Counts Has Begun
Poop surfaces as crucial tool to track Twin Cities COVID
Should You Report Your COVID-19 Home Test Results to Your Local Health Department?
How to Think About Covid Data Right Now
The Public Health Worker Mental Health Crisis—A Major Leadership Challenge
Evidenced-Based Approaches States and Territories Can Implement to Advance Adult Immunization Uptake During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
A Qualitative Analysis of Local Health Departments’ Experiences With Contact-Tracing Tools in Response to COVID-19
Estimates of Cases and Hospitalizations Averted by COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in 14 Health Jurisdictions in the United States
As At-Home Tests Surge, Doubts Rise About Accuracy of Public Covid Counts
Boosters are the best defense against omicron. But that message isn’t getting through.
Why Parents Still Hesitate to Vaccinate Their Children Against COVID-19
In statewide ad, MN hospital leaders warn COVID is overwhelming health care
One woman helped move the needle on Black vaccination in South L.A. She’s ‘Mama Tsega’.
U-M Health leaders: COVID-19 surge keeping us from delivering lifesaving care, people dying at home
KHN and Guardian US Win Award for “Lost on the Frontline” – The Year-Long Investigative Project Chronicles the Lives of More than 3,600 Health Care Workers Who Died of COVID-19.
Coronavirus Today: Preventing one health crisis from spawning another
(LA Times) U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy tours King/Drew Magnet High School in Los Angeles before talking to a panel of students about mental health issues
COVID-19 Hit This County Hard. A Weakened Health Department Still Can’t Get People Vaccinated.
New CSTE Report Highlights Factors Impacting the Availability of Race & Ethnicity Data for COVID-19
A good general reference on COVID-19 messaging:
January 27, 2022 – CSTE and national partners released a statement that supports state, local, territorial, and tribal health departments in transitioning away from universal case investigation and contact tracing at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic to a more strategic approach of outbreak investigations and targeted case investigations. Read the media release.
Public Health in an Era of Endemic COVID-19 (JAMA, 2022-01-18)
The First 2 Years of COVID-19 | Lessons to Improve Preparedness for the Next Pandemic (JAMA, 2022-01-06)
A National Strategy for the “New Normal” of Life With COVID (JAMA, 2022-01-06)
A National Strategy for COVID-19 Testing, Surveillance, and Mitigation Strategies (JAMA, 2022-01-06)
A National Strategy for COVID-19 | Medical Countermeasures Vaccines and Therapeutics JAMA, 2022-01-06)
The Pandemic Preparedness Program | Reimagining Public Health (JAMA, 2022-01-06)
Immunity to COVID-19 could last longer than you’d think (MPR News, 2021-08-30)
Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue (SAMHSA)
Persistent Vaccine Myths (KFF, 21-05-26)
Why Doctors and Nurses Can Be Vital Vaccine Messengers (KFF, 21-04-05)
Healthcare Personnel and First Responders: How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (CDC, 20-12-20)