Preventable infectious disease outbreaks

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The disease always gets a head start: how to handle an epidemic

A patient presents at an emergency department somewhere in the world. They are feverish and vomiting. Doctors suspect it is influenza, but they are wrong. When theĀ outbreak of a virulent new disease such as the coronavirusĀ is identified, the starting gun is fired on a vast, multimillion-dollar international effort to try to contain it. But nothing

The good, the bad and the ugly in global health in 2019

Looking back over more than 30 years working in public health globally and in the United States, I can't recall a year with as pronounced a divergence: big advances and big setbacks. Heart health improved in parts of the world, but in the US, the decline in cardiovascular deaths stalled, contributing to a shocking decline