Five on Friday: The Pandemic Must Lead to Tuberculosis Vaccines
It's Halloween weekend! Before you transform into a ghoul, a goblin, or – even scarier – a Squid Game guard, read up on what's happening in health justice this week, with five picks from MCN staff.
Del applauded this editorial in the journal Nature: The COVID Pandemic Must Lead to Tuberculosis Vaccines
Jillian, from our Chico, California office, says this Washington Post article “is not an easy read, but really does reflect the realities for many people in our community. It also supports the importance of the work MCN is doing through Witness to Witness.” The Coming Age of Climate Trauma
Claire said she was glad to see the dots connected in this Guardian article: Global Heating ‘May Lead to Epidemic of Kidney Disease’
Amy offered up a wider lens on the effects of climate with the Lancet's new issue on climate and health, which features this policy brief. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Policy Brief for the United States of America
Weekly Win: A global declaration to eradicate the disease, a concerted effort to get billions of children vaccinated, and a 99.9% reduction in wild transmission in five of six WHO regions? That's what has happened with polio since 1988 – and eradication is within reach worldwide. Such progress -- which has saved millions of children from terrible illness, pain, disability, and death and was celebrated earlier this week on World Polio Day -- reminds us that global action can extinguish public health threats, and save lives.
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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