APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY IN THE NEWS
In the early days of an outbreak, it’s hard to know what to communicate to the public. But we need to do better.
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?
(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.
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.
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
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.
(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
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)
A National Strategy for the “New Normal” of Life With COVID (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)
Persistent Vaccine Myths (KFF, 21-05-26)
Why Doctors and Nurses Can Be Vital Vaccine Messengers (KFF, 21-04-05)