The Next (Predicable) Test SNAFU

Testing is key and it is expanding in the US and our community — finally! However, I believe that we need to integrate a “suspect” or clinical case definition as part of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and COVID-19 surveillance. We want to track and trace all possible cases. ( Until we are responding to clinical COVID-19Continue reading “The Next (Predicable) Test SNAFU”

Guest lectures with Maine Public Health Association

Join Maine Public Health Association for a 10-part webinar series, funded generously through the New England Public Health Training Center. The webinar series starts with an Introduction to Public Health, including an overview of Maine’s public heath system, and roles and responsibilities in public health; then launches into more detail about disease outbreaks and surveillance. All events will have time for questions and answers, and are free and open to the public, except where indicated. The webinars are intended for a general audience, but even the most seasoned public health professional will glean new information! You may register for any or all of the webinars during the registration process

Panthera tigris (Felidae) tigers and COVID-19

I got many questions about the report of a tiger in the Bronx zoo with COVID-19.  I will confess I was intrigued but also a bit impatient that it took over the media for a day. We do not want to get too distracted by outliers in a pandemic and not keep our eyes onContinue reading “Panthera tigris (Felidae) tigers and COVID-19”