Covid-19 Tracker: Adios Paul Farmer; you will be missed
Covid-19 Tracker: Adios Paul Farmer;  you will be missed

Covid-19 Tracker: Adios Paul Farmer; you will be missed

Good morning, Mission, and welcome to Virus Village, your (somewhat common) Covid-19 data dump.

Covid Tracker will be released next time in a week, Wednesday, March 2nd.

Hospitalizations, positivity rates, and registered infections continue to slide downward, while R Number models suggest a rapidly declining virus spread.

Paul Farmer, one of the true practitioners of global health, died suddenly on Monday. A rare and inspiring person who put his life behind his words, his passing has spawned a wave of praise, many of them whose commitment to global health is profound.

The most recent global health disaster has been the failure of the COVAX project to vaccinate the world. This piece from Médecins Sans Frontières explains what went wrong.

“Public-private partnerships” (where private companies use public funds for profit) are not very new. They are now being promoted to further decimate local public health authorities.

Here is a particularly sinister example out of the UK.

20 years ago, a landmark report focused on systemic racism in health care. As the covid pandemic has shown very clearly, little has changed. In this article, STAT tries to figure out why (hint: it is systemic).


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