The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus pandemic quarantine outbreak epidemics cdc disease-control yellow-fever
New Zealand has managed it, but densely population, highly infected countries face a bigger challenge.
July 9, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus disease-control coronavirus-insights
A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.
April 14, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: history-of-medicine maternal-mortality handwashing history-of-science hand-washing disease-control contagion cleanliness handwashing-and-coronavirus
Coronavirus control measures aren't pointless – just slowing down the pandemic could save millions of lives
Best-case estimates suggest 40 million American adults may come down with COVID-19. But an epidemiologist explains why now is not the time to just give up.
March 11, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: epidemiology public-health covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 social-distancing coronavirus-2020 disease-control health-care-system pandemic-preparedness
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