Recommended Reading, March 24-31
Useful links from this week
The Ground Truth substack has been a consistent source of good Covid data.
An instagram deck that digs into feeling like the bad guy because you still care about Covid
New York magazine looks at excess deaths and the insight the metric can give us into Covid responses. “American vaccination coverage isn’t just bad, by the standards of its peers, but getting worse.”
Cornell University drops mask mandate, sees COVID explode
Excellent overview of long covid
COVID causes brain changes: even Covid that does not require hospitalization appears to cause brain shrinkage and damage to brain tissue.
How the US disability insurance system is failing people with long covid
Congress isn’t providing the Covid foreign aid money we need. “With a more than $4 billion request stalled in Congress, USAID officials are now forced to plan for the possibility that their funding will run dry in the next few months, limiting their ability to vaccinate vulnerable populations in dozens of countries — a prospect that Konyndyk said could put Americans at risk.”