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    January 2022

    Title Source Date
    Pandemic Health Systems Reimagined in Supermind Report Biospace 01/25/2022
    No, the CDC doesn’t count positive results from at-home COVID-19 tests Verify 01/21/2022
    Suspension of Florida health officer comes as state tightens muzzles, critics say Sacramento Bee 01/21/2022
    Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort CNN Health 01/20/2022
    Aiming to make CDC nimble, agency director has rankled many AP / ABC News 01/20/2022
    Bipartisan senators introduce legislation to rebuild public health workforce Homeland Preparedness News 01/19/2022
    The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2022 Governing 01/18/2022
    19 states have fewer than 15% of ICU beds left as health care staffing shortages complicate care CNN Health 01/14/2022
    A Shift Away from Daily COVID Case Counts Has Begun Stateline 01/14/2022
    When it comes to COVID, experts just want us to listen and obey American Thinker 01/13/2022
    19 states have fewer than 15% of ICU beds left as health care staffing shortages complicate care CNN Health 01/13/2022
    Biden vowed to fix testing. But he didn't plan for Omicron. CNN Politics 01/11/2022
    In 2022 Md. assembly session, county lobbying group will support efforts to protect local officials from harassment WTOP 01/11/2022
    A growing problem in public health is getting people to heed advice NPR 01/10/2022
    Need an At-Home COVID Test? Here's Help Finding and Using One U.S. News & World Report 01/10/2022
    Should You Report Your COVID-19 Home Test Results to Your Local Health Department? Very Well Health 01/09/2022
    CDC updates are straining already-pressed public health departments NBC News 01/08/2022
    Arizona nonprofit awarded $250k grant for COVID-19 prevention in refugee communities The Center Square - Arizona 01/06/2022
    'Provisional Positives': How the Pandemic Could Spark a Public Health Overhaul U.S. News & World Report 01/06/2022
    CDC recommends Pfizer-BioNTech booster for 12-to-17-year-olds, The Washington Post 01/05/2022
    Biden promised more coronavirus tests but the surge is now The Washington Post 01/05/2022
    NACCHO commissions new study on wastewater surveillance research Smart Water Magazine 01/04/2022
    NACCHO commissions new study on wastewater surveillance research Environmental Expert 01/04/2022
    DCHD Gets $175K To Support COVID Vulnerable People Omaha Daily Record 01/03/2022
    'A sacrificial lamb': Pandemic politics force out hundreds of public health officials NBC News 01/01/2022

    December 2021

    Title Source Date
    CDC changes to quarantine, isolation advice took local health officials by surprise CNN Health 12/30/2021
    Omicron puts pinch on Biden vaccine mandate efforts The Hill 12/30/2021
    What public health experts say about the about the CDC's new quarantine guidelines NPR 12/29/2021
    U-CAP gets grant to help prevent COVID-19 in refugee, migrant and immigrant communities Lakeland Broadcasting 12/27/2021
    Tucson refugee resettlement program awarded $250K to aid in COVID prevention Arizona Daily Star 12/27/2021
    CDC, NACCHO commission wastewater epidemiology study WaterWorld 12/22/2021
    The Rapid Spread Of Omicron Has Cities Scrambling To Cope With Demand For COVID Tests BuzzFeed 12/21/2021
    This is exactly how climate change has already affected your state MSN 12/20/2021
    Napa Valley’s Mayacamas Winery rebuilds after 2017 fires; Sonoma County launches online solar permitting; Vallejo’s Touro gets more accreditations North Bay Business Journal 12/20/2021
    COVID isn't finished with us Axios 12/20/2021
    Omicron Tracking in the U.S. Is Hindered by Data Gaps The Wall Street Journal 12/20/2021
    Omicron and holidays unleash scramble for coronavirus tests across the U.S. The Washington Post 12/18/2021
    Biden admin eyes a potentially stark shift in messaging around ending the pandemic CNN Politics 12/18/2021
    Omicron, delta, and influenza are creating a 'perfect storm of public health impacts' Advisory Board 12/17/2021
    The Omicron Variant Is Resistant to All Available Vaccines The National Interest 12/17/2021
    Katherine Wells elected to board for National Association of County and City Health Officials Fox 34 12/17/2021
    CDC committee recommends saying mRNA COVID vaccines 'preferred' over J&J shots Axios 12/16/2021
    Coronavirus update: Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets a review Consumer Affairs 12/16/2021
    Delta plus Omicron spells trouble CNN Politics 12/15/2021
    Flu and Covid-19 cases rising in much of the US CNN Health 12/15/2021
    Omicron evades Moderna vaccine too, study suggests, but boosters help Wisconsin NPR 12/15/2021
    Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph health officer gets raise and 1-year extension despite public opposition Fox 47 12/14/2021
    Some anti-vaxxers opt for physical intimidation Gulf Today 12/14/2021
    Amid Omicron Uncertainty, States Resist New Mandates Route 50 12/10/2021
    Covid-19 could eventually be seasonal, scientists say CNN Health 12/10/2021
    Report offers roadmap for modernizing U.S. public health system Philanthropy News Digest 12/08/2021
    With Omicron, a Chance for a Public Health Reboot Governing 12/07/2021
    Bipartisan Policy Center issues report on modernizing U.S. public healthcare systems Homeland Preparedness News 12/06/2021
    COVID-19 Hit This County Hard. A Weakened Health Department Still Can’t Get People Vaccinated. ProPublica 12/06/2021
    Sending the right message about the omicron variant is tricky NPR 12/02/2021
    Marin, Sonoma nonprofits get $500K in grants for COVID response in vulnerable communities North Bay Business Journal 12/02/2021

    November 2021

    Title Source Date
    As omicron emerges, a tired public has little appetite for new restrictions The Washington Post 11/29/2021
    Fines, citations but no compliance: How some restaurants have defied L.A. County on COVID-19 The Los Angeles Times 11/26/2021
    As Kansas lawmakers gather to fight COVID-19 vaccine mandates, some want to go further Kansas City Star 11/22/2021
    CDC recommends Covid-19 boosters for all adults CNN Health 11/19/2021
    “We are going to make you beg for mercy”: America’s public servants face a wave of threats Vox 11/18/2021
    GOP opposition to vaccine mandates extends far beyond Covid-19 STAT News 11/17/2021
    Study shows how Huntington gailed ground in fighting opioid crisis before COVID-19 Herald-Dispatch 11/14/2021
    OPINION: Our Hamilton County state lawmakers betrayed us with their COVID-19 votes Chattanooga Times Free Press 11/09/2021
    City of Milwaukee resources to fight the opioid crisis rely heavily on grants WTMJ-TV 11/09/2021
    The Pressing Need for Public Health Investment California Health Care Foundation 11/08/2021
    Hamilton County mayor decries state stripping of local public health powers Chattanooga Times Free Press 11/07/2021
    Report: 1.8M Metro residents’ health threatened by climate crisis CBS Affiliate Station KOIN 11/04/2021
    Sarasota County ahead of curve on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Herald Tribune 11/02/2021
    Syphilis is resurging in the U.S., a sign of public health's funding crisis NPR 11/01/2021
    Controversy Over Public Health Authority American Journal of Nursing 11/01/2021
    ECDOH coordinates 'Shots at the Shop' COVID-19 vaccine clinic with Bougie Nail Boutique in Buffalo Niagara Frontier Publications 11/01/2021

    October 2021

    Title Source Date
    America's public servants are being terrorized with death threats. The 'emotional toll' is lasting. USA Today / Yahoo! News 10/31/2021
    Health Department Presented with Three Grants in 2021 Westford Cat News 10/31/2021
    Four in 10 Wisconsin health officers have retired or resigned since the COVID-19 pandemic began Green Bay Press Gazette 10/28/2021
    Public health groups worry threats to local officials could escalate as US plans vaccine rollout for kids CNN Health 10/28/2021
    Public Health Workers Make Case for Student Loan Repayment Program Route Fifty 10/26/2021
    Coronavirus response | As vaccine mandates kick in, health officials seek protection from harassment Champaign News-Gazette 10/22/2021
    Senior Citizens Obtaining Flu Vaccinations Scripps Television 10/21/2021
    IAFP asks for award nominations for 2022 annual meeting and conference Food Safety News 10/20/2021
    Garland expected to face intense questioning on controversial school board memo, other ongoing crises Fox News 10/20/2021
    Why the US public health system is worse off than before Covid-19 Advisory Board 10/20/2021
    Public Health Workers Request Federal Aid to Combat Threats Route Fifty 10/19/2021
    Iowa Democratic Party leader says he was target of racist threats Reuters 10/19/2021
    Public health officials in the U.S. need federal protection from abuse and threats, a national group says. The New York Times 10/19/2021
    Garland Asked to Help Protect Public Health Department Officials and Staff from Threats of Violence Homeland Security News 10/18/2021
    Should Cleveland and Cuyahoga County merge the health departments? Idea Stream Public Media 10/18/2021
    Community actions can support racial healing, health equity: New policy papers chart roadmap The Nation's Heallth 10/18/2021
    Threats, Resignations and 100 New Laws: Why Public Health Is in Crisis The New York Times 10/18/2021
    Vaccine mix-ups are rare and there are systems in place to keep it that way CNN Health 10/16/2021
    As pandemic rages on, Spokane health district employees say poor leadership is driving dozens to leave agency Inlander 10/14/2021
    COVID's Push and Pull on the Public Health Workforce Tradeoffs 10/14/2021
    Business awards earned in Tucson and Southern Arizona 10/13/2021
    Harrison named board president of national health group The Daily Dispatch 10/13/2021
    More people are getting Covid-19 vaccine boosters than getting their first shots, CDC data shows CNN Health 10/08/2021
    Biden's investment in rapid Covid-19 tests is a good start, but not nearly enough, experts say CNN Health 10/07/2021
    HHS vaccination ads use a new tactic to increase Covid-19 vaccination rates: fear CNN Health 10/06/2021
    Public health vulnerable to cyberattacks during COVID-19 outbreak: US alert issued The Nation's Health 10/04/2021
    Placer County Public Health first in California to receive new grant to expand Alzheimer’s initiative Public CEO 10/01/2021
    Threats, long hours, 'drive-by heckling': Public health officials in Michigan near breaking point amid backlash over COVID orders Michigan NPR 10/01/2021

    September 2021

    Title Source Date
    Department Of Health In Sarasota County Awarded Healthy Brain Initiative Grant SRQ Magazine 09/29/2021
    Placer County Public Health first in California to receive new grant to expand Alzheimer’s initiative 09/29/2021
    Confusion over Covid-19 boosters lingers as states roll out shots POLITICO 09/28/2021
    When public health becomes public enemy Montana Free Press 09/272021
    Sarasota Department of Health Receives Funding to Address Dementia on Local Level Sarasota Magazine 09/23/2021
    Alzheimer’s Association & Health Organization Awarding Framingham Healthy Brain Initiative Grant Framingham Source 09/23/2021
    Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too CNN Health 09/21/2021
    Let's Fix Things for Good Bloomberg Public Health 09/17/2021
    How Contact Tracing Breaks the Chain of COVID-19 Transmission Bloomberg Public Health 09/17/2021
    What will the Covid-19 booster roll out look like? Public health groups plan as they await details STAT News 09/17/2021
    Who Said That Governing 09/16/2021
    There is no question about the effectiveness of vaccines, expert says, as FDA weighs possible booster shot CNN Health 09/16/2021
    Local health departments planning for potential Covid-19 booster rollout, but there is still 'some confusion' CNN Health 09/16/2021
    Republican-Led States Limit Power To Enact COVID Safety Protocols, Says New Report International Business Times 09/15/2021
    Over 300 Public Health Leaders Have Left Jobs Amid COVID Pandemic Newsweek 09/15/2021
    COVID-19 booster debate rages days before target rollout date CQ Roll Call 09/15/2021
    Over Half of States Have Rolled Back Public Health Powers in Pandemic Kaiser Health News 09/15/2021
    Q&A With Mayoral Candidate Yvonne Spicer Framingham Source 09/13/2021
    L.A. County contact tracers struggle to reach, interview people with COVID-19 Los Angeles Times 09/12/2021
    Apple and Google contact-tracing apps barely used in US: Investigation Business Insider 09/06/2021
    Lori Tremmel Freeman on COVID-19 Boosters and Testing C-Span 09/06/2021
    CVS – Abbott warns of constraints on Covid-19 home test supply as Delta surge leads to ‘unprecedented demand’ Fintech News 09/04/2021
    Finally, New Federal Cash Will Bolster Public Health Ranks Stateline 09/03/2021
    Pfizer aims to offer new COVID vaccine packaging options that could increase accessibility and decrease wasted doses CBS News 09/02/2021
    In a 'sea change' for the agency, CDC is sharing data earlier CNN Health 09/01/2021
    The Troubling State of Public Health AJN 09/01/2021
    Strain of pandemic harms mental health of public health workers: CDC survey reports high stress levels The Nation's Health 09/01/2021

    August 2021

    Title Source Date
    COVID Booster Rollout (Probably) Won’t Repeat Spring Scramble Stateline 08/27/2021
    Among children, older teens are seeing the highest Covid-19 case rates CNN Health 08/26/2021
    Public Health Struggles With Pandemic and Politics Governing 08/19/2021
    ‘Shots at the Shops’ hopes to vaccinate community and dispel vaccine myths at hair salons and barbershops Newport News WAVY-TV 08/17/2021
    Inside America’s Covid-reporting breakdown POLITICO 08/15/2021
    SC is not tracking mild COVID-19 ‘breakthrough cases’ as delta variant surges. Why? The Sun News 08/13/2021
    Has COVID taught us anything about pandemic preparedness? nature 08/13/2021
    Qualifications of local health directors under scrutiny as politics overtakes pandemic debate St. Louis Post-Dispatch 08/12/2021
    What Will It Take to Recruit and Retain Public Health Workers? Governing 08/12/2021
    Spread of delta variant ignites covidhot spots in highly vaccinated partsof the U.S., Post analysis finds The Washington Post 08/12/2021
    With delta variant spreading, Broome County ready to help with PPE stockpile Spectrum News 1 08/11/2021
    Defense Health Agency’s COVID-19 Vaccine Research Sparks Controversy U.S. Medicine 08/10/2021
    Pandemic and politics drive mass exodus of WA public health leaders Crosscut Seattle 08/09/2021
    Marjorie Taylor Greene fans cheered low vaccination rate in Alabama, which tossed 65,000 doses The Washington Post 08/09/2021
    Kansas, Missouri could take months to reach key vaccination threshold as delta surges Kansas City Star 08/08/2021
    Lori Tremmel Freeman's Appearance on Erin Burnett's Program CNN 08/06/2021
    Mississippi to offer $1,000 to African American salons as part of ‘Shots at the Shop’ program WLOX 08/05/2021
    Some states banning mask mandates in schools also have fewest teens vaccinated CNN Health 08/05/2021
    The Pandemic Has Devastated the Mental Health of Public Health Workers Stateline 08/05/2021
    Shave And A Haircut, Two Shots: NY Salons Jump Into Vaccine Outreach Gothamist 08/04/2021
    As debate around school mask mandates heats up, local health officials fear for their safety CNN Health 08/04/2021
    Vaccination numbers rising in Miami-Dade as officials push shots to combat COVID-19 Delta Variant WPLG-TV, Miami / Dade 08/04/2021
    New opioid treatment center coming to Port Orange after nationwide 2020 uptick in deaths Daytona Beach News-Journal 08/03/2021
    'Stunning': Democrats Considering Major Cuts to Future Pandemic Preparedness Common Dreams 08/03/2021
    Compliance and Defiance: States React to New CDC Mask Guidelines Stateline 08/03/2021

    July 2021

    Title Source Date
    Pressure grows on CDC to expand tracking of Covid-19 breakthrough cases POLITICO 07/30/2021
    Schumer makes bold promises on climate, he can't let Sinema break them Daily Kos 07/29/2021
    New State Laws Hamstring Public Health Officials The Pew Charitable Trust 07/29/2021
    Bus stop by bus stop, Denver-area officials microtarget vaccine hesitancy Denver Post 07/29/2021
    Democrats consider scaling back new funds to fight next pandemic The Hill 07/29/2021
    14 Minnesota barbershops, salons participating in 'Shots at the Shop' KSTP Channel 5 07/28/2021
    Kresge joins new coalition to modernize and advance the U.S. public health system The Kresge Foundation 07/28/2021
    Debate emerges around Covid-19 testing strategies in schools as districts plan to reopen CNN Health 07/26/2021
    As coronavirus surges, GOP lawmakers are moving to limit public health powers The Washington Post 07/25/2021
    Republican bid to limit health officials could cause ‘preventable tragedies’ – experts The Guardian 07/23/2021
    Biden health officials begin discussing mask recommendations as variants surge cases CNN Politics 07/22/2021
    From heroes to 'all of a sudden ... a villain': How online harassment turned to public health officials MSN / USA Today 07/22/2021
    Public health officials have tools to beat back Covid again. Does anyone want to use them? STAT News 07/22/2021
    US renews 'public health emergency' declaration due to Covid-19 pandemic CNN Health 07/20/2021
    White House renews COVID-19 public health emergency Sinclair Broadcast Group 07/20/2021
    U.S. Surgeon General Backs Local Mask Mandates When Needed HealthDay / 07/19/2021
    Pandemic Backlash Leaves Cities With Less Decision-Making Power Bloomberg Law 07/19/2021
    Republicans have become the Death Wish Party Salon 07/17/2021
    U.S. Surgeon General Issues Call to Counter 'Urgent Threat' of Vaccine Misinformation HealthDay 07/16/2021
    Fights over COVID-19 vaccines are spilling over to other types of shots The Verge 07/15/2021
    Tennessee is halting outreach on all vaccines for adolescents, including for Covid-19 CNN Health 07/14/2021
    Some states move to block Covid-19 vaccine requirements in public schools CNN Health 07/13/2021
    A Missouri couple says they dragged their feet on getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Then they got sick Anderson Cooper 07/09/2021
    EDITORIAL: Talk to the experts for COVID-19 vaccine info Yahoo! News 07/08/2021
    Missed Shot: County falls just short of mid-year COVID vaccination goals Tucson Weekly 07/08/2021
    People Urged to Get COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Slight Cardiac Risks U.S. Pharmacist 07/07/2021
    Barbershops and Hair Salons Are Enlisted in Covid-19 Vaccine Push The Wall Street Journal 07/04/2021
    Cindy Wilson: Head of county public health nursing feels families’ anguish amid COVID 07/02/2021

    June 2021

    Title Source Date
    The Delta variant has now been detected in all 50 states and Washington, DC CNN Health 06/30/2021
    Fauci warns there may soon be 'two Americas' as divide widens between vaccinated and unvaccinated areas CNN Health 06/30/2021
    Covid-19 Contact Tracers Race Against Delta Variant in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal 06/29/2021
    Dozens of public health agencies encourage vaccine benefits outweigh risks The Hill 06/24/2021
    A 'tough nut to crack': States race to vaccinate young adults against Covid-19 CNN Health 06/24/2021
    States move to ban 'vaccine passports' Center for Public Integrity 06/18/2021
    CDC says fully vaccinated people don't have to wear masks in open-air areas of public transit or at outdoor sections of hubs CNN Health 06/11/2021
    County health agencies — fighting disease — also have to fight for state funds Cal Matters 06/11/2021
    Ionia County Health Department honored for COVID-19 pandemic program Ionia Sentinel-Standard 06/11/2021
    CDC says fully vaccinated people don't have to wear masks in open-air areas of public transit or at outdoor sections of hubs CNN Health 06/10/2021
    States begin scaling back daily Covid-19 data reporting as federal officials try to vaccinate more Americans CNN Health 06/10/2021
    Health department receives 2021 Bronze Innovative Practice Award Frankfort State Journal 06/09/2021
    Michigan bet big on mass vaccine events for COVID-19. It didn’t work out as hoped. Yahoo! News 06/09/2021
    Health Dept. Honored As "Gold Innovative Practice Awardee" Patch Tucson 06/08/2021
    San Antonio Metro Health receives awards for COVID-19 outreach programs News 4 San Antonio 06/0/2021
    Placing checks-and-balances on public health officials The Orange County Register 06/06/2021
    Why Contact Tracing Couldn't Keep Up With The U.S. COVID Outbreak NPR Buffalo 06/06/2021
    When the next pandemic hits, some state officials will find their hands tied Yahoo! News 06/04/2021
    Brookline Health Department Recognized For Innovation Amid COVID Patch 06/04/2021
    States Are Passing Laws That Threaten Public Health, Report Finds MedPage Today 06/03/2021
    Health officials turn to Black-owned barber shops and hair salons as possible Covid-19 vaccination sites CNN Health 06/02/2021
    These 8 States Passed Legislation to Limit Public Health Officials’ Authority Route Fifty 06/01/2021

    May 2021

    Title Source Date
    After brutal year, Kansas and Missouri public health officials consider their future Kansas City Star 05/30/2021
    How Montana's New Laws Limit Public Health Powers Montana NPR Station 05/24/2021
    5 Things to Know Before Going to the Pool This Summer AARP Magazine 05/24/2021
    The pandemic has pushed more than 250 public health officials out the door CNN 05/23/2021
    The Biden Administration’s Big Investment In Public Health WABE Radio - Atlanta NPR 05/21/2021
    Burgess bill aims to bolster public health workforce The Ripon Advance 05/20/2021
    Tampa Bay’s mass vaccination sites wind down as rollout hits new phase Tampa Bay Times 05/20/2021
    CDC Urges Docs to Puncture Vaccine Vial—Even for Just One Person Stateline 05/14/2021
    Replacing Farley as Philadelphia health commissioner could take months, even as the pandemic lurches on The Philadelphia Inquirer 05/14/2021
    A Principal And His Tape Measure: Schools Are Helping Do COVID-19 Contact Tracing NPR 05/14/2021
    Biden’s New ‘Disease Detectives’ to Ramp Up as Covid Drops Bloomberg Law 05/13/2021
    Another Pandemic ‘To Do’ on the List for Schools: Contact Tracing Kaiser Health News 05/13/2021
    Moffat County health to receive $25K for vaccination education Craig Press 05/12/2021
    Idaho adds 233 COVID-19 cases; state awarded money for response and vaccine efforts The Idaho Statesman 05/11/2021
    Healthcare heroes: The public-health workers who quietly slowed the spread of COVID-19 05/07/2021
    States ready plans to vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds against Covid-19 CNN Health 05/05/2021
    Effects of Threats, Harassment Directed at Public Health Officials May Outlast Pandemic California Health Care Foundation 05/03/2021

    April 2021

    Title Source Date
    Do public health officials need to be political activists? A fight over an HIV crisis renews the question STAT News 04/30/2021
    Weekly average of new Covid-19 deaths in US hits lowest point since July CNN Health 04/29/2021
    Manufacturers change shipment sizes as coronavirus vaccine demand falls KCTV-5 04/29/2021
    Moderna to ship larger vials of its Covid-19 vaccine by late May MSN 04/28/2021
    A year into COVID, states debate public health shutdown powers Salon 04/28/2021
    Health department funding has plummeted over decade; Columbus not alone The News Reporter 04/28/2021
    Door knocking works to get information to immigrant communities. Why aren’t more places using it for Covid-19? STAT News 04/27/2021
    Federal E-Cigarette Tax Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate Vapor Voice 04/26/2021
    As COVID-19 cases spike in younger populations, health departments turn to schools for help WCMU/NPR 04/26/2021
    Michigan’s outbreak worries scientists. Will conservative outposts keep pandemic rolling? KHN / PBS News Hour 04/23/2021
    Vaccine hesitancy in Hinds County, Mississippi, is a story shared elsewhere CNN 04/23/2021
    White House invites CUPHD’s Julie Pryde to speak at virtual event WCIA 04/22/2021
    April 21 coronavirus news CNN 04/21/2021
    A Year Into Covid, States Debate Public Health Shutdown Powers Route Fifty 04/21/2021
    Snag a vaccine appointment, then face the next hurdle: how to get there? KHN/Salon 04/21/2021
    The Health 202: Here's where we stand on the vaccination effort, four months in The Washington Post 04/20/2021
    People fly to Cortez for coronavirus vaccines, but some who live in southwest Colorado can’t reach a clinic The Colorado Sun 04/20/2021
    Covid-19 vaccine demand is slowing in parts of the US. Now an uphill battle starts to get more shots into arms CNN 04/18/2021
    Johnson & Johnson pause slows vaccines for homeless, homebound CQ Roll Call 04/16/2021
    Rhode Island Department of Health provides COVID-19 vaccination update What's Up Newp 04/16/2021
    AM TRACE Announces Diamond Partnership With National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Yahoo! Finance 04/13/2021
    Longtime DeKalb health director leaving for White House job The Atlanta Journal Constitution 04/13/2021
    States have been slow to order allotted vaccine doses, spurring calls for new approach The Washington Post 04/10/2021
    Biden pursues giant boost for science spending Nature 04/09/2021
    Collaboration Tools Connect Health Agencies Working Remotely in a Crisis State Tech 04/09/2021
    Vaccines push COVID-19 tests to the sidelines National Journal 04/08/2021
    Local health officials improvise, find ways to rollout COVID vaccine news4global 04/07/2021
    UT School of Nursing serving underserved communities with mobile vaccine clinic KVUE News (Austin) 04/07/2021
    ‘We’re Apollo 13-ing this vaccine rollout’ Yahoo! News 04/07/2021
    Congress shoveled out billions to boost contact tracing. It may have come too late. POLITICO 04/06/2021
    Investing In Evidence To Inform Practice: Reimagining The US Public Health System Health Affairs 04/06/2021
    California’s ‘Army’ of Contact Tracers Never Quite Panned Out Los Angeles Magazine 04/05/2021
    Public health workforce in dire need of long-term investment: Biden proposes Public Health Job Corps The Nation's Health 04/01/2021
    J&J says Covid-19 vaccine still on track despite manufacturing snafu CNN Health 04/01/2021

    March 2021

    Title Source Date
    Another Covid-19 surge is avoidable, top health officials say. Here's what could fuel or curb another spike, WRCB-TV 03/28/2021
    COVID showed the cracks in society. How can we fix them? 03/28/2021
    The CDC is tracking a recent uptick in Covid-19 cases. Its chief says spring breakers and eased restrictions concern her CNN Health 03/26/2021
    After U.S. failures on Covid, Congress is working to prepare America to fight the next pandemic" STAT News 03/25/2021
    How many Covid-19 vaccine doses are in play now -- and what to expect next CNN Health 03/25/2021
    Snapshot Of COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions Highlights Challenges Of Achieving Community Immunity Goals Science Magazine 03/24/2021
    Worrying experts, COVID testing is declining nationwide. Where does Pa. fall? | Tuesday Morning Coffee Pennsylvania Capital Star 03/23/2021
    World Happiness Report 2021 Reveals The Happiest Country In The World & What Makes A Country Happy Your Tango 03/22/2021
    Gavin Newsom feared a vaccine nightmare. So he outsourced California’s rollout. POLITICO 03/22/2021
    U.S. COVID-19 Testing Has Dropped Dramatically Stateline 03/22/2021
    COVID scams on the rise amid chaotic vaccine rollout and distribution delays New Pittsburgh Courier 03/19/2021
    Landmark Covid Relief Law Pumps More Than $100 Billion Into Public Health Kaiser Health News 03/18/2021
    GOP Rep Helps Administer COVID-19 Vaccines: ‘More Fun Than Being In DC’ Talking Points Memo 03/16/2021
    U.S. Rep. Andy Harris takes break from debates to administer COVID vaccine at Harford clinic in Aberdeen Baltimore Sun 03/16/2021
    Contact Tracers Have Tracked the Spread of COVID-19 Fatigue VICE 03/15/2021
    COVID-19 offers lessons on how to prepare for the next public health disaster Modern Healthcare 03/13/2021
    States embrace Biden’s bold new vaccine promise — with caution POLITICO 03/12/2021
    NC Public Health Departments Called Overworked, Underfunded Public News Service 03/11/2021
    Nonprofits hope grant will lead to health equity in Frederick County The Frederick News-Post 03/09/2021
    How Moving the Homeless to Hotels During the Pandemic Helps Everyone HealthDay 03/05/2021
    ICU physician shortage will push hundreds of US counties into crisis, analysts predict Becker's Hospital Review 03/05/2021
    How Moving the Homeless to Hotels During the Pandemic Helps Everyone HealthDay 03/05/2021
    Hospitals will likely continue to have staffing shortages despite falling COVID-19 cases Healthcare Finance News 03/04/2021
    Downward trend in COVID cases ‘encouraging’ The Clermont Sun 03/04/2021
    Data and Door Knocking: One City's Push for Racial Equity in Vaccines Tradeoffs 03/04/2021
    IEM Insight: Support Your Local Public Health Officer and Emergency Manager IEM Insight 03/03/2021
    U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee holds hearing on the state of national public health infrastructure NACo 03/02/2021
    How references to structural racism got cut from a Md. bill on health disparities The Washington Post 03/02/2021
    Pandemic Highlights Chronic Underfunding of Public Health Workforce WNPR 03/02/2021
    COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Slows Race to Defang the Virus Stateline 03/02/2021
    Six Non-Profits In Frederick County To Examine Health Disparities WFMD Radio 03/01/2021
    Community Partners Awarded Grant to Address Childhood Trauma The Southern Maryland Chronicle 03/01/2021
    St. Mary's Community Partners Awarded Grant to Address Childhood Trauma The Bay Net 03/01/2021
    Connecticut Is Doling Out Vaccines Based Strictly on Age. It’s Simpler, but Is it Fair? Kaiser Health News 03/01/2021

    February 2021

    Title Source Data
    Some states offering Covid vaccines by age. It's simpler, but is it fair? NBC News 02/27/2021
    The new vaccine is a valuable weapon against Covid-19, and its rollout will be quick, officials say CNN 02/27/2021
    NACDS, NACCHO discuss pharmacy partnerships with health departments for COVID-19 vaccines Drugstore News 02/26/2021
    The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines CNN 02/26/2021
    Manatee County at Center of Nationwide Project Aimed at Curtailing Vaccine Concerns Spectrum News 9 02/26/2021
    Durbin Discusses COVID-19 Response With Illinois Public Health Officials Sen. Durbin's Office 02/25/2021
    Insults, Threats of Violence Still Imperil Public Health Leaders MedPage Today 02/25/2021
    HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Becerra Assuages GOP on ‘Medicare for All’ Bloomberg Government 02/25/2021
    Local Leaders Partnering on COVID Vaccinations: Cities and Health Departments National League of Cities 02/25/2021
    Lack of equity within priority groups leaves Covid-19's most vulnerable without vaccine, analysis suggests CNN 02/25/2021
    Helping People Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Aim of C.D.C.-Backed Site The New York Times 02/24/2021
    House Hearing: To Get COVID Vax Confidence, Be Both 'Fast and Fair'"> MedPage Today 02/22/2021
    Garfield County’s COVID-19 work to be presented on CDC panel Post Independent 02/22/2021
    Urgency to ramp up vaccination clashes with Biden’s equity focus POLITICO 02/22/2021
    Many California Counties Short On Shots As Severe Weather Across US Squeezes COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Line CBS News Sacramento 02/19/2021
    Vaccine Appointment Link Sharing ‘Highly Problematic’ for Health Departments Route Fifty 02/19/2021
    Winter storms delay distribution of 6 million coronavirus vaccine doses The Washington Post 02/19/2021
    How To Sign Up For A COVID-19 Vaccine In Your State NPR 02/18/2021
    Here's how severe weather is affecting Covid-19 vaccinations in these states CNN 02/18/2021
    US government expects 'widespread delays' in Covid-19 vaccine shipments due to severe weather CNN 02/17/2021
    Biden looks past anger at Silicon Valley to get help on vaccines POLITICO 02/16/2021
    Covid-19 vaccination is key for people with underlying health conditions, but access varies state to state CNN 02/12/2021
    Manatee County part of effort to overcome concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine Manatee Herald Tribune 02/12/2021
    Help is on the way for unvaccinated, homebound seniors: AARP McKnight's Senior Living 02/12/2021
    More Americans say they're willing to take a Covid-19 vaccine, but supply issues remain CNN 02/11/2021
    8 percent vaccinated in Clermont County The Clermont Sun 02/10/2021
    Ulster County to tackle opioid OD spike Mid Hudson News 02/10/2021
    COVID-19 variants further strain public health agencies Stateline / The Garden City Telegram 02/10/2021
    Jumping hurdles for a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine CNN 02/09/2021
    COVID-19 variants further strain public health agencies Stateline / Your Sun 02/09/2021
    Ulster fatal overdoses nearly doubled in 2020; new funding announced Hudson Valley 1 02/09/2021
    States Pre-empt Cities Almost to the Point of Irrelevance Governing 02/08/2021
    States complain feds' data system is holding up vaccination effort POLITICO 02/04/2021
    States take back hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses held in federal long-term care program CNN 02/02/2021
    Why don’t Americans trust public health agencies? MPR News 02/02/2021
    With mass vaccination, medical volunteers face a new test Salon 02/01/2021

    January 2021

    Titile Source Date
    Local health officials were doing their job. In the pandemic, that came with death threats and harassment CNN 01/31/2021
    Computer-Shy Elderly Are Shouldered Aside in Vaccination Race Bloomberg 01/30/2021
    Delayed doses, unfulfilled requests and last-minute allocations: Inside the vaccine rollout NBC News 01/29/2021
    Testing Pushed Aside as Health Departments Shift Focus to Vaccinations Cheddar 01/29/2021
    DeKalb’s ‘very limited supply’ of vaccines unlikely to change soon Atlanta Journal Constitution 01/28/2021
    New COVID-19 Cases Plunge 25% or More as Behavior Changes Kaiser Health News / U.S. News & World Report 01/28/2021
    Regional public health overdose response projects receive national funding The Pitch (Kansas City) 01/27/2021
    Vaccine rollout stumbles as a 'Hunger Games' approach leaves states and counties to fend for themselves CNN 01/26/2021
    Testing sidelined as health departments focus on vaccination The Verge 01/26/2021
    Health Department Resignations Slow COVID Vaccine Distribution Montana Public Radio 01/26/2021
    Frustrations Mount for U.S. Seniors Seeking Access to COVID Vaccines HealthDay 01/25/2021
    New CDC director takes over beleaguered agency amid crisis The Associated Press / Yahoo! News 01/20/2021
    The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines CNN 01/14/2021
    Amid last minute changes and funding shortfalls, Biden adviser predicts a slow start to the ‘100 million vaccines in 100 days’ goal STAT News 01/14/2021
    J&J Sees Decision on Vaccine Clearance Coming by March Bloomberg 01/13/2021
    Vaccine Frenzy Stokes Frustration as States Race to Scale Up Bloomberg Quint 01/14/2021
    Vaccine Frenzy Stokes Frustration as States Race to Scale Up Bloomberg Law 01/14/2021
    As sites shift from Covid-19 testing to vaccinations, health officials warn balance is needed CNN 01/13/2021
    Local health officials doubt federal pivot on Covid-19 vaccines will help in time CNN 01/12/2021
    US shifts to speed COVID shots as cases and deaths rise Associated Press / ABC News 01/12/2021
    How will the self-employed get vaccinated? There’s no clear answer The Los Angeles Times 01/11/2021
    States to receive initial $3 billion infusion for vaccines Associated Press / PBS News Hour 01/08/2021
    When can YOU get the vaccine? It depends on your health, occupation and where you live CNN 01/08/2021
    Here's How The U.S. Can Jump-Start Its Sluggish COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout NPR 01/08/2021
    Vaccine rollout needs more fed guidance, resources National Journal 01/07/2021
    With So Many Americans Clamoring For Vaccine, Why Are Doses Waiting In The Freezer? NPR Station WBUR 01/06/2021
    Why Is It Taking So Long to Get Americans Vaccinated? The New York Times 01/05/2021
    Frustration builds over slow pace of vaccine rollout The Hill 01/05/2021
    As coronavirus loss of life toll surpasses 350,000, Trump phone calls U.S. rely ‘far exaggerated’ Critic Journal 01/04/2021
    The Daily 202: Freshman senators backing Trump’s baseless election challenge showcase Republican radicalization The Washington Post 01/04/2021
    Public Health Experts Decry Slow Vaccination Campaign As ‘Unconscionable’ Talking Points Memo 01/04/2021
    As coronavirus death toll surpasses 350,000, Trump calls U.S. count ‘far exaggerated’ The Washington Post 01/03/2021
    Coronavirus vaccine has arrived, but frustrated Americans are struggling to sign up The Washington Post 01/03/2021
    Biden requests $415 billion from Congress to ramp up the country’s Covid-19 response STAT News 01/14/2021

    December 2020

    Title Source Date
    Coronavirus updates: Trump administration falls far short of vaccination goals as new virus variant looms The Washington Post 12/31/2020
    Public health officials were stars -- and targets -- of pandemic response this year ABC News 12/29/2020
    Reality Check Program Featuring Dr. Oscar Alleyne WURD Radio Philadelphia 12/31/2020
    Are schools safe? A growing body of evidence suggests that, with the right measures, they contribute little to virus spread. The Washington Post 12/30/2020
    Pandemic Backlash Jeopardizes Health Powers, Leaders Omaha Daily Herald 12/29/2020
    Island County nurses quit over concerns about COVID response Herald Net (Everett, WA) 12/28/2020
    Trump's Threat to Veto Covid Relief Bill Is Holding Up $9 Billion in State Vaccine Funding CNBC 12/28/2020
    Do-It-Yourself Contact Tracing Is A 'Last Resort' In Communities Besieged By COVID-19 NPR Station WFDD 12/27/2020
    “Crisis Mode”: Mass Vaccination Could Get Very Messy Without Major Funding From Congress Mother Jones 12/18/2020
    Local Health Departments Are Understaffed. Would Biden’s ‘Public Health Jobs Corps’ Help? Route Fifty 12/16/2020
    Cities, Counties Ask CDC For $8 Billion To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Inside Health Policy 12/16/2020
    Pandemic pressure is pushing health officials to resign Becker's Hospital Review 12/15/2020
    Pandemic backlash jeopardizes public health powers, leaders The Associated Press 12/15/2020
    Now That The COVID-19 Vaccine Is In Calif., Who Foots The Bill To Store And Distribute It? CBS News Los Angeles 12/14/2020
    Richland Public Health awarded $10K grant to increase disability inclusion in community health planning Richland Source 12/14/2020
    States will start getting COVID-19 vaccine Monday, US says The Associated Press / ABC News 12/12/2020
    Biden starts countering Trump’s messaging on vaccine POLITICO 12/12/2020
    State Reluctant to Send Personal COVID Vaccine Info to CDC Emergency Management 12/10/2020
    There are lots of essential workers out there. Which ones get the vaccine first? Los Angeles Times 12/10/2020
    Tree boom, suncatchers, tracing changes: News from around our 50 states News Catcher 12/09/2020
    What are state and federal plans for distributing COVID-19 vaccine? PolitiFact 12/09/2020
    Idaho Health Board Meeting Stopped After ‘Intense Protest’ From Anti-Mask Crowd Northwest Public News 12/09/2020
    Idaho health departments behind on contact tracing KXLY Spokane 12/08/2020
    Total Breakdown: There’s Still No Money For Mass COVID Vaccinations Talking Points Memo 12/08/2020
    Federal funding for vaccine distribution 'needed six months ago,' public health experts say Becker's Hospital Review 12/07/2020
    100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN HEALTHCARE - 2020 Modern Healthcare 12/07/2020
    With under 200 contact tracers for COVID, thousands of Idaho’s cases spread unchecked The Idaho Statesman 12/06/20202
    State, local officials plead for vaccine distribution funds The Hill 12/05/2020
    After first round of vaccine distributions, bulk of planning remains unfinished NBC News 12/04/2020
    L.A. County cities face a tough task if serious about own public health departments Los Angeles Daily News 12/04/2020
    Guest editorial: Protesters at health official's home are angry at wrong thing Akron Beacon Journal 12/04/2020
    Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics NPR Station KPBS 12/04/2020
    Take a number: States will determine your place in line for the Covid-19 vaccine Mobile News 12/03/2020

    November 2020

    Title Source Date
    Health departments are ‘slammed.’ Missourians asked to contact trace on their own 11/30/2020
    NACCHO Releases Public Health Priorities for the Biden-Harris Transition Team and 117th Congress Domestic Preparednes 11/29/2020
    Here’s how Whatcom County Council is addressing racism and public health Bellingham Herald 11/28/2020
    COVID-19 volunteer program, facing multiple hurdles, aims for spring 2021 launch Penn Live 11/24/2020
    COVID-19 vaccine poses logistical challenges for Pa. officials Pittsburgh Post Gazette 11/22/2020
    South Carolina's health agency is missing permanent leader as coronavirus pandemic worsens The Charleston Post and Courier 11/21/2020
    Health care workers, nursing homes likely first in line for coronavirus vaccine; population formula will come into play The Los Angeles Times 11/20/2020
    Who will get the first COVID vaccines? States race to decide The Bakersfield Californian 11/20/2020
    Overdose Responders Struggle Against Rising Deaths Urban Milwaukee 11/20/2020
    Who will get the first COVID vaccines? California and other states race to decide The Los Angeles Times 11/19/2020
    With Cold Weather Forcing Patrons Inside, How Safe Are Restaurants? HealthDay / U.S. News & World Report 11/19/2020
    As drug overdose deaths soar, advocates fight uphill battle – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee Eminetra 11/19/2020
    As drug overdose deaths soar, advocates fight uphill battle<.a> Wilwaukee News Services 11/19/2020
    Polk Co. supervisor withdraws another anti-CAFO proposal, will continue pursuing regulation Wisconsin State Farmer 10/18/2020
    Inoculations by December? States aren’t so sure. POLITICO 11/18/2020
    ‘Logistical nightmare’: Fears dysfunctional Covid vaccine distribution delays in US could destroy doses United Kingdom Independent Newspaper 11/18/2020
    Now that two highly effective Covid vaccines are within reach, we just have to get them to 7.8 billion people CNBC 11/18/2020
    States, Providers Hope COVID-19 Relief Wishlist Part Of Possible Omnibus Inside Health Policy 11/20/2020
    How Team Biden uses workarounds to prep for COVID-19 fight Christian Science Monitor 11/18/2020
    Inoculations by December? States aren’t so sure POITICO 11/18/2020
    Biden team ramps up outreach to public health groups STAT News 11/18/2020
    Polk Co. supervisor withdraws another anti-CAFO proposal, will continue pursuing regulation Wisconsin State Farmer 11/17/2020
    Should Essential Retail Workers Get Vaccine Priority? CSB 11/17/2020
    Task force doubles down on rapid testing strategy to fight the coronavirus Center for Public Integrity 11/16/2020
    6 Side Hustles You Can Do From Home To Earn Extra Money Forbes 11/16/2020
    The Covid curves are bending the wrong way POLITICO Pulse 11/16/2020
    Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It The New York Times 11/14/2020
    Trump Silent on Virus Surge as Cases and Deaths Rise Sharply BNN Bloomberg 11/13/2020
    5 Points On Why The Latest COVID Crisis Is So Bad, And Why It’s Poised To Get Much Worse Talking Points Memo 11/12/2020
    With Covid and Trump Both Raging, Governors Face Pandemic Alone BNN Bloomberg 11/12/2020
    The Latest: Coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000 in hard-hit Massachusetts Portland Press Herald 11/12/2020
    With Covid and Trump Both Raging, Governors Face Pandemic Alone Yahoo! Finance 11/12/2020
    Vector-Borne Disease: CDC Report Outlines Key Steps for Prevention and Control in U.S. Entomology Today 11/12/2020
    Biden Plans Sharp Change in Coronavirus Response Voice of America 11/10/2020
    Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Partnering With Schools Domestic Preparedness 11/09/2020
    Local Health Departments Find New Ways to Provide Flu Vaccines Route Fifty 11/06/2020
    NACCHO joins CDC Project Firstline to strengthen local public health capacity against infectious diseases Homeland Preparedness News 11/04/2020
    Illinois is nearing its contact tracing hiring goal. Is it too late? Chicago Tribune 11/02/2020
    Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreak Black News Channel 11/01/2020

    October 2020

    Title Source Date
    Are schools safe? A growing body of evidence suggests that, with the right measures, they contribute little to virus spread. The Washington Post 12/30/2020
    Pence absent from Covid-19 planning calls for more than a month POLITICO 10/29/2020
    Is it safe to lick the ballot envelope? Public health officials take on the new challenge of making voting safe amid a pandemic STAT News 10/29/2020
    Here’s What Joe Biden Would Change On COVID-19 Starting Day One | news Huffington Post 10/28/2020
    Manalapan MRC-CERT receives funding from national association Central Jersey 10/28/2020
    What you need to prepare for the Covid-19 surge this season CNN 10/27/2020
    States Will Need Billions to Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine as Federal Funding Falls Short NBC Los Angeles 10/27/2020
    Board set to consider declaration of racism as public health crisis The News Gazette 10/27/2020
    Health groups running get-out-vote social media videos in Florida Florida Politics 10/24/2020
    Forming Partnerships With Public Health Departments, Part 1: Why It’s a Good Idea Shelter Force 10/23/2020
    Dr. Umair A. Shah Named New Washington Secretary Of Health" YouTube 11/172020
    Pandemic Politics May Divide A Three-County Health Department In Colorado NPR Station KUNR 10/16/2020
    Town of Great Barrington Joins Health Experts in Condemning 'Herd Immunity' Death Cult That Bears Its Name Common Dreams 10/16/2020
    Health experts say 'herd immunity' strategy would kill thousands The Hill 10/16/2020
    In the US, 50 States Could Mean 50 Vaccine Rollout StrategiesAssociation of County and City Health Officials WIRED 10/16/2020
    Funding for vaccines, public health in the crosshairs of SCOTUS case National Journal 10/15/2020
    The state of US contact tracing: Is it working? | Tampa Bay Times / Politifact 10/13/2020
    How risky is voting in person? Here’s how to navigate your options during the pandemic PBS 10/12/2020
    The Many, Maddening Hurdles To Contact Tracing The White House Outbreak NPR Station KUMN 10/09/2020
    As CDC’s Deadline for Submitting COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans Nears, States Say They’re Still Short on Guidance Morning Consult 10/09/2020
    The state of US contact tracing: Is it working? PolitiFact 10/09/2020
    States are scrambling to build vaccine distribution infrastructure NPR Marketplace 10/08/2020
    Few Covid safeguards as Trump campaign restarts rallies POLITICO 10/082020
    Trump's mask hypocrisy: How COVID memos contradict the White House’s public face Salon / Kaiser Health Network 10/02/2020
    Public health, election staff team up to prepare for Election Day The Nation's Health 10/02/2020
    States push for more funds and guidance on vaccine distribution CQ Roll Call 10/01/2020

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