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Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls racism a serious public health threat

Recently named by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, racism is a serious public health threat. CDC recently shared published studies quantifying COVID-19’s disproportionate toll in America’s communities. CDC director Rochelle Walensky stated, “these disparities were not caused by the pandemic, but they were certainly exacerbated by [it].”

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Global Health

World Health Day Clubhouse Room Event Schedule

Start Time: Wed 12am GMT / End Time: Thurs 1am GMT

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12amChidi Nwankpa (@chidnwankpa), Tamsin Meekel & Sonny Patel (@sonnypatel)Impacting Global Health Through CH #WHD2021
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2amAshley Allison (@MsAshleyIndira)Quality for All? Racism and Inequity in Healthcare #WHD2021
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2pmSam Lippolis (@samiamlip) & Sonny Patel (@sonnypatel) [Collaboration w/ @MedTechClub]Weekly Connections in Global Health: Changemakers & VCs #WHD2021 
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4pmDonna Patterson (@PharmacySenegal)Global Response to COVID in Different Regions – Are we meeting our goals? #WHD2021
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6pmGrace Gabagaya (@DrG_Omukali)Vaccine Equity in a Fairer and Healthier World #WHD2021
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8pmTan Rasab (@sigenexinc) & Sonny Patel (@sonnypatel)Side effects of focusing all health on COVID #WHD2021
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10pmZabin Patel (zabinsp), Aqsa Suleman (@aqsa_sz) & Sonny Patel (@sonnypatel)Should decolonization of Global Health happen? #WHD2021
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12amMaria Eduarda Mesquita (@Duda_Mesquita) & Lucas Ponte (@Lucaspontelol)Surgery as Solution for Universal Health Coverage? #WHD2021
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COVID-19 Pandemic

15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses ruined!

A simple mix up of ingredients for the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca/University of Oxford coronavirus vaccines was said to occur at Emergent BioSolutions plant.

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Mental Health

Mental Health Toll of NHS workers

COVID-19 stress among front-liners continues to build around the world. In UK, more than 4 in 10 from a survey of 600,000 NHS workers staff had reported being made ill with stress in the past year.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine R&D Update

A constant question to me – where are the Johnson & Johnson vaccines?

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Global Health

World TB Day – March 24, 2021

1.4 million people with tuberculosis, lost out on treatment during first year of COVID-19 pandemic, according to World Health Organization.

Today is World TB Day. Observed on 24 March each year, the goal is to raise awareness and understanding about one of the world’s top infectious killers and catalyze action to address its devastating health, social, and economic impact around the world.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebuke from Yesterday’s Oxford-AstraZeneca data?

Yesterday, early phase 3 data from Oxford-AstraZeneca was published and shared about the latest clinical trial on its COVID-19 vaccine including a study conducted in United States. Post here: https://publichealthdisasters.com/2021/03/22/worlds-vaccine-found-79-percent-effective/. Now a possible rebuke?

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COVID-19 Pandemic

“Vaccine for the world” found to be 79 % effective

“Vaccine for the world” – COVID-19 Vaccine by Oxford University and AstraZeneca was found to be 79 % effective against symptomatic COVID-19 and 100 % effective against severe illness. New clinical study data was released from recent studies carried out in United States, Chile and Peru. Including 32,449 adult participants in all age groups (most from United States), the study participants received either two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine or a placebo between four-week time. The two-shot system was completely effective at preventing severe cases of illness in the new studies. Five cases of severe illness were found in the new studies – all of them had received a placebo.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate.”

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate.”

Using celebrities to help lower the burden for adoption of a public health action may not have always worked, as there are many factors that shape a person’s desire for behavior change. Still, the vaccine campaign that Vanderbilt University & Dolly Parton organically put together should hopefully help reduce the burden of the rising skepticism with getting the vaccines in the United States.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

Protects Me, Protects You

Inspiring campaign by Brigg Reilley and team. Brigg founded it after losing a close family member to COVID-19 and seeing the disproportionate COVID-19 impact on Native American communities. The goal of the “Protects Me, Protects You” campaign (link in comment) is to build confidence in getting vaccinated. All the graphics and messaging (already translated over 20 languages and more on the way) are simple and FREE tools which any of us can use in our organizations, communities, and social circles to share hope and positive messaging during this phase of COVID-19.