Doc Wes’ Public Health Triage

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Public Health Issues That Can/Might Affect the World Population

Concentrating on Policies and Politics that affect Public Health issues, laboratory mistakes and issues and downright stupidity.

WHO List Of Blueprint Priority Diseases – FluTrackers News and Information

https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/791479-who-list-of-blueprint-priority-diseases

Flu pandemic could kill up to 81 million people – Health – Cold and flu | NBC News

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16313464/ns/health-cold_and_flu/t/flu-pandemic-could-kill-million-people/#.WqWOVMgpC9d

Pandemic Risk – Economic

https://files.acrobat.com/a/pdfreview/cee019d2-d358-4d48-9bcb-88f5b3be46

Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies.

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a77e46a3-fc16-4124-8606-8d309ab3169b

How Medicine’s Long, Thin Supply Chain Threatens Americans | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/story/medicines-long-thin-supply-chain

A Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness – World Health Organization

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/f425df6e-9542-4347-a65d-b0c078d5d3c8

In review of Ebola recovery, GAO urges better accountability | CIDRAP

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/03/review-ebola-recovery-gao-urges-better-accountability

Institutional Research Misconduct Reports Need More Credibility | Research, Methods, Statistics | JAMA | JAMA Network

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2675025?utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jama&utm_content=etoc&utm_term=040318

Vaccination apathy fueled by decades of misinformation | EurekAlert! Science News

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uow-vaf040518.php#.WstbGzDd2LQ.facebook

How do we control dangerous biological research? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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https://thebulletin.org/how-do-we-control-dangerous-biological-research11695

FDA Launches Investigation Into Professor Who Gave Unauthorized Herpes Vaccine | Health Care News | US News

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https://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2018-04-12/fda-launches-investigation-into-professor-who-gave-unauthorized-herpes-vaccine?src=usn_fb

Fort Detrick-based lab investigating after tuberculosis found among lab animals, caretaker | Public | fredericknewspost.com

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https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/health/treatment_and_diseases/fort-detrick-based-lab-investigating-after-tuberculosis-found-among-lab/article_415a478a-0d00-5a50-99a9-203c010a29b.html

Inside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/04/24/inside-the-secret-u-s-stockpile-meant-to-save-us-all-in-a-bioterror-attack/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.60124cc27d9c

The Virus Hunters: The Daunting Search for the Next Deadly Pathogen

https://undark.org/article/virus-hunters-ebola-usaid-predict

Clade X: Simulated pandemic to put political leaders, public on notice – Homeland Preparedness News

https://homelandprepnews.com/countermeasures/28399-clade-x-simulated-pandemic-put-political-leaders-public-notice/

Vaccine-induced antibodies against one hemorrhagic fever virus found to disarm related virus

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-vaccine-induced-antibodies-hemorrhagic-fever-virus.html

When Scientific Fraudsters Slip Through the Cracks

https://undark.org/article/scientific-fraud-academic-fraud-universities/

 GAO finds mixed results in HHS performance standards for infectious disease funding – Homeland Preparedness News

https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/28656-gao-finds-mixed-results-hhs-performance-standards-infectious-disease-funding/

Kenyan officials arrested in ‘$90m’ graft scandal – The East African

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Kenya-suspects-arrested-in-NYS-scandal/4552908-4583732-a9h69m/index.html

Shortages, stockings and scarcity: The issues facing the security of antibiotics supply and the role of pharmaceutical companies.

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/535e69bb-7b2e-4dd4-864a-a24646f276a6

USAMRIID Temporarily Halts Activity at BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories

https://globalbiodefense.com/2018/06/02/usamriid-temporarily-halts-activity-at-bsl-3-and-bsl-4-laboratories/

Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks | The Scientist Magazine®

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PATHS TO SPILLOVER: Zoonotic pathogens spread from animals to humans, and sometimes from humans back to animals. Mapping out the step-by-step pathway different zoonotic pathogens follow could help with surveillance efforts designed to prevent outbreaks.
https://mobile.the-scientist.com/article/54660/predicting-future-zoonotic-disease-outbreaks

Predatory Journals Are Such a Big Problem It’s Not Even Funny – HIV and ID Observations HIV and ID Observations

https://blogs.jwatch.org/hiv-id-observations/index.php/predatory-journals-big-problem-not-even-funny/2018/05/28/?query=pfw&jwd=000101511176&jspc=IM

 FEMA Strategic Plan 2018-2022

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/e3bc4487-6be8-42a1-bc2e-e836c877011e

Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

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https://apnews.com/006c63cb60e941a7b6784e7bcefcf0b1/Science-Says:-What-happens-when-researchers-make-mistakes

Kids in these U.S. hot spots at higher risk because parents opt out of vaccinations – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/06/12/kids-in-these-u-s-hotspots-at-higher-risk-because-parents-opt-out-of-vaccinations/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3227a57ce3dc

ASPR-TRACIE Volume 1, Issue 7, 2018                                                                       “Challenges Associated with Providing Care During Mass Violence Responses”

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https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/15867760-210e-439f-851e-20979db22c14

Restoring Restraint. Accountability For Chemical Weapons Use.

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https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/0a7b0eac-7707-4730-8015-497e733899e7

US imposes sanctions top DRC officials for graft – The East African

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/US-imposes-sanctions-top-DR-Congo-officials-for-graft-/4552902-4625950-b3u0qbz/index.html

Mosquito Control Capabilities in the United States

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/47cb500a-e8bd-4fa6-9410-47acea653aa3

Most countries not ready to deal with the next disease outbreak

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/21/countries-not-ready-deal-next-disease-outbreak/

AMU: Disaster Response Planning Guidebook  -American Military University

http://online.fliphtml5.com/jncs/zxgr/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXprM1lqRTNNek0zWVdOaSIsInQiOiJUTXZ0eHlHS0krZjhYVzJyQXdEMUFoWTNMOVBGZDZ2THBmQVg5S3NiWjJybnJWNnk1Z3pETytQOE9EMkxNK0poK3FyT1dVMVlZQ0E0NUowcjNYb2lLWlwvQXFMRUsxcUY1eldCMFFiTllDUEgrM0hCamd5aWtMZ01oRGZcLzY4YmMyIn0%3D#p=13

Risk, Response and Resiliency

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/0887137c-0368-4e49-914a-ad138324c65f

NDM Bacteria Transmission Observed Between Dogs and Humans for First Time

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/ndm-bacteria-transmission-observed-between-dogs-and-humans-for-first-time

2017 Hurricane Season After Action Report

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/35321c22-f386-4f8e-8591-d5a61997d020

The human costs of epidemics are going down but the economic costs are going up. Here’s why | World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/05/how-epidemics-infect-the-global-economy-and-what-to-do-about-it

Epidemics and the Economy.

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/2dbc59a5-e710-4490-863e-ea89f29ea9d6

Most States Don’t Know How Much Natural Disasters Cost Them

http://www.governing.com/week-in-finance/gov-finance-roundup-hurricane-fire-season-cost-governments.html

What We Don’t Know About State Spending on Natural Disasters Could Cost Us | The Pew Charitable Trusts

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2018/06/19/what-we-dont-know-about-state-spending-on-natural-disasters-could-cost-us#1-a-complex-fiscal-relationship-

Rethinling Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Funding in the Wake of Hirricane Harvey.

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/25225792-5e25-4493-bfd4-6453b24f6aec

Changes to the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act are essential to saving lives in disasters | TheHill

http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/399248-changes-to-the-pandemic-and-all-hazards-preparedness-act-are

Venezula Crisis is now a Regional Crisis – posted 8/12/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/825ed528-2ea6-4525-8955-2ab62a865019

Oral Rehydration Therapy for Diarrheal Diseases: A 50-Year Perspective | Acid Base, Electrolytes, Fluids | JAMA | JAMA Network – posted 8/23/18

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2697808?utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert&utm_term=mostread&utm_content=olf-widget_08222018

Tickborne Diseases — Confronting a Growing Threat | NEJM – posted 8/23/18

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1807870?query=TOC

Three reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic – San Antonio Express-News – posted 8/23/18

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Three-reasons-the-US-is-not-ready-for-the-next-13167877.php

Sustained US preparedness needed for Ebola and other pan-epidemic threats | TheHill – posted 8/23/18

http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/401271-sustained-us-preparedness-needed-for-ebola-and-other-pan-epidemic-threats

FDA In Brief > FDA In Brief: FDA adds four tropical diseases to priority review voucher program to encourage drug development in areas of unmet need – posted 8/23/18

4 diseases added – Lassa Fever, Chikungunya Virus Disease, Rabies and Cryptococcal Meningitis

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/FDAInBrief/ucm618097.htm?utm_campaign=08232018_FiB_FDA%20adds%20four%20tropical%20diseases%20to%20priority%20review%20voucher%20program&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Assessment of Epidemiology Capacity in State Health Departments — United States, 2017 | MMWR – posted 8/24/18

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6733a5.htm?s_cid=mm6733a5_e

What Happened at Camp Lejeune – Pacific Standard – posted 8/24/18

https://psmag.com/environment/what-happened-at-camp-lejeune

Is America Ready for a Global Pandemic? – The Atlantic – posted 9/5/18

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A containment vessel for infected patients (Jonno Rattman)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-the-next-plague-hits/561734/

Moody’s Analytics – Stress-Testing States 2018 – postesd 9/19/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/03a244fd-a353-4497-8e13-1faaa01d5a7a

Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England | Society | The Guardian – posted 9/19/18

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/18/take-up-mmr-vaccine-falls-fourth-year-in-a-row-england-measles

AGO Report to Congressional Committees – Biological Select Agents and Toxins – Actions Needed to Improve Management of DOD’s Biosafety and Biosccurity Programs – posted 9/22/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/0fa4e4d8-d035-492f-8172-f93792599f6f

North Carolina pig farms’ lagoons overflowing after Hurricane Florence – posted 9/22/18

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Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence surround two hog houses and their lagoon. AP

https://nypost.com/2018/09/19/north-carolina-hog-lagoons-are-exploding-poo-after-hurricane-florence/

Natural Disaster Mitigation Spending Not Comprehensively Tracked | The Pew Charitable Trusts – posted 9/22/18

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https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2018/09/natural-disaster-mitigation-spending–not-comprehensively-tracked

Simulation highlights holes in preparedness response for smallpox outbreaks – Homeland Preparedness News – posted 9/24/18

https://homelandprepnews.com/countermeasures/30569-simulation-highlights-holes-in-preparedness-response-for-smallpox-outbreaks/

ProMED-mail post – Disease and Government Interference – Sudan – posted 9/24/18

http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20180924.6047610

H5N1: Sudan: Unknown fever infects dozens of citizens in Al Fasher (updated) – posted 9/24/18

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http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2018/09/sudan-unknown-fever-infects-dozens-of-citizens-in-al-fasher.html

On the hunt for Disease X, the as-yet-undiscovered virus that could kill us all – posted 10/5/18

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/disease-x-virus-hunters/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1538741900

Infectious Disease Preparedness: Reflections from CDC’s Pandemic Flu Exercise | NACCHO Preparedness Brief – posted 10/10/18

http://nacchopreparedness.org/infectious-disease-preparedness-reflections-from-cdcs-pandemic-flu-exercise/

UN humanitarian aid lines pockets of despotic regimes, critics say | Fox News – posted 10/17/18

https://www.foxnews.com/world/un-humanitarian-aid-system-lines-pockets-of-despotic-regimes-critics-say