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The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS)

Nov 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our systems and consumed our attention since March 2020. Unfortunately, the other pathogens didn’t go away and, in some ways, we’re given a new chance to thrive. Patient beds were taken out of the known environments and pushed to the hallway so overworked hospital staff could care...


Aug 19, 2021

Elizabeth “EC” Caley and Sam Molyneux have both made a career of working with large, complex data sets, and deconvoluting them to ask simple questions. Whether researching the genetic drivers that cause normal tissues to become cancerous, analyzing vast amounts of scientific literature, or identifying the missing...


Jun 21, 2021

In July 2020, scientists citing the precautionary principle said “It Is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”. They were rebuffed a month later by experts who cited a lack of evidence and argued: “the concerns raised by the authors are not borne out in...


May 25, 2021

It may seem premature to be worrying about the next pandemic while we are still knee-deep in the current one. However, the steps required to end the COVID-19 crisis, if executed properly, will prepare us for future pandemics.

Today we’re talking with Patty Olinger, Executive Director of the Global Biorisk...


Feb 7, 2021

Amidst the damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been given a potent tool that, if properly harnessed, could help us communicate more effectively about everything in public health.

For effective communication, the very first thing we need to do is create a connection with our audience. For that, metaphors...