Doc Wes’ Public Health Triage


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

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

Pandemic Risk – Economic

Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies.

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

A Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness – World Health Organization

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

When Scientific Fraudsters Slip Through the Cracks

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

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

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

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

Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks | The Scientist Magazine®


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.

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

 FEMA Strategic Plan 2018-2022

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

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


Restoring Restraint. Accountability For Chemical Weapons Use.


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

Mosquito Control Capabilities in the United States

Most countries not ready to deal with the next disease outbreak

AMU: Disaster Response Planning Guidebook  -American Military University

Risk, Response and Resiliency

NDM Bacteria Transmission Observed Between Dogs and Humans for First Time

2017 Hurricane Season After Action Report

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

Epidemics and the Economy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A containment vessel for infected patients (Jonno Rattman)

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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