Policy makers and medical professionals say they are ready to address COVID-19 vaccine racial disparities
Doctors, policy makers and public health professionals in Connecticut are working to ensure that racism does not prevent Black people from accessing a coronavirus vaccine.Source: Hartford Courant
An Open Letter to University Leadership
As more than 100 experts in public health, infectious diseases, mental health, social sciences and clinical care, holding faculty positions at universities across the country, we call on university administrators to embrace a more humane approach to students during the coronavirus pandemic.Source: Inside Higher Ed
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
On the morning of 13 July, more than 20 COVID-19 experts from across the U.S. government assembled in a conference room at the Department of Health and Human Services, steps from the Capitol. The group conferred on how best to gather key data on available beds and supplies of medicine and protective gear from thousands of hospitals. Around the table, masks concealed their expressions, but with COVID-19 cases surging out of control in some parts of the country, their grave mood was unmistakable, say two people who were in the room.Source: Science
New Climate Change and Health Concentration Offered at Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health is offering a new concentration in climate change and health in response to the critical need for public health professionals with the educational background to address climate change as a public health issue.
Neocolonialism and Global Health Outcomes: A Troubled History
Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, director of the Yale School of Public Health’s Global Health Concentration, discusses global health outcomes and the harmful legacy of neocolonialism with YSPH Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Mayur Desai.
Lamont announces members of vaccine advisory group, which will guide Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday announced the full membership of Connecticut’s recently formed vaccine advisory group, which will help guide the state in distributing an eventual COVID-19 vaccine, with a particular focus on addressing existing health disparities and prioritizing vulnerable communities.Source: Hartford Courant
Covidestim: The Latest Coronavirus Data State by State, County by County
A team of epidemiologists at the Yale School of Public Health and the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health have created a series of models that show in real-time the latest COVID-19 levels county by county throughout the United States.
Latest call for herd immunity draws scorn from public health experts
TORONTO -- A plea for an immediate return to open restaurants, mass gatherings and working from the office has received the support of nearly 125,000 petition signatories and opposition from critics who denounce it as dangerous and likely deadly.Source: CTV News