What follows is an OpEd I wrote 17 years ago…
SARS is a call to action. It is a call to get the world’s public health infrastructure in order. It is a call to realize that when it comes to infectious agents, natural or created through human artifice, the world…
Emergency Use Authorization.
Sounds pretty great.
It is not!
Yes, this is an emergency. And, yes, we all want a vaccine as soon as possible.
Emergency use authorization (EUA) is not the way to get that vaccine any sooner.
Emergency use authorization in this context is dangerous and costly. …
A number of government officials, pundits, and data modelers believe the worst is behind us. They may be profoundly mistaken.
Rapid rollback disaster
If all public health measures were immediately lifted, the pandemic could reignite with full fury. At this point, there is no vaccine. There are no effective drugs…
I cannot keep up.
There is too much stuff coming at me: information, contacts, urgent to dos.
There is good, high quality stuff. There’s drivel and dangerous stuff.
Personal stuff. And stuff I want to tell the world.
It is a feeling I have always had. …
Lessons from Viralandia
A completely isolated community is protected from viral infection.
It is important to examine the steps needed to contain and control a potential pandemic, the complications that can cause containment measures to fail, and the methods needed to ensure the success of containment.
The baseline: a healthy…