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Science writer at The Atlantic. Many words; some awards. Author of I Contain Multitudes (2016). Married to Liz Neeley. Parent to Typo (he/him)

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Ed Yong
5 days ago
🚨I wrote about public health’s history; why it spent the 20thC moving away from broad coalitions, political advocacy, and a crusading spirit that actively pushed for social reforms; and why it must regain those things to be relevant and effective. 1/
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I can only hope that the scientists in charge of the condor breeding program call themselves Stewards of Condor.
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Human Impact Partners
a day ago
Like many of you, we’ve been buzzing about this piece this week — it touches on so many of the intersections of HIP’s work. Thanks to all who’ve already reached out to share & discuss. A quick 🧵 from HIP Co-Director @SolangeGould7 with more ⬇️
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Ed Yong
5 days ago
🚨I wrote about public health’s history; why it spent the 20thC moving away from broad coalitions, political advocacy, and a crusading spirit that actively pushed for social reforms; and why it must regain those things to be relevant and effective. 1/
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Dr Ellie Murray, ScD
2 days ago
This is 100% the hardest part of trying to counteract bad science in this pandemic. By the time you’ve collected, reviewed, & critiqued all the nonsense out there, there is somehow twice as much new nonsense to sift through!
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James Heathers
5 days ago
The first thing I'll say is: this situation is evolving, and it's getting worse, not better. I would have driven the copy editors to drink if I'd tried to add new terrible studies as they were published. My totally unofficial count now is about ten. There's too much.
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@uche_blackstock
uché blackstock, md
2 days ago
This impt 🧵from today's FDA advisory meeting on Pfizer vaccine for 5-11s. 1) CDC seroprevalence studies show infections in kids are underreported. Kids are as likely as adults to be infected. 2) Black, Hispanic, and AI/AN children have the highest risk of hospitalization.
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Edward Nirenberg
2 days ago
The infection to case ratio is much higher in children compared with the general population, suggesting infections in kids are less likely to be reported despite being roughly AS LIKELY AS ADULTS to be infected.
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Amy Maxmen, PhD
2 days ago
Abortion may soon be banned in many states, after Supreme Court cases in Nov & Dec that could overturn or curtail Roe v Wade. 100s of researchers have weighed in with evidence, urging the court to uphold Roe. My latest on this pivotal moment 🧵:
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Meehan Crist
2 days ago
Sometimes you read a thing that shifts your sense of the world. This fascinating piece by @edyong209 will change how you see public health, the biomedical model, and social reform.
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Julia Raifman
2 days ago
Many engaging in COVID policies work live in blue bubbles on this map. High vax rates & mask policies make cases low. But we advise on policies for whole country. ➡️ Data-driven policies allow for off-ramps if cases low & for stronger prevention policies in places w/ more cases
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@choo_ek
Esther Choo MD MPH
2 days ago
Op-Ed in the @nytimes by the President of @AmerAcadPeds on rationale for vaccinating kids, including 5-11 year olds: *help slow/stop the spread *part of layered protections against COVID *will help keep kids in school
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Dr. Mary T. Bassett
2 days ago
Sick-leave policies, health insurance coverage, the importance of housing - these things are outside the ability of public health to implement, but we should raise our voices about them. New in @TheAtlantic by @edyong209:
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Ed Yong
3 days ago
Thanks to everyone who engaged with this piece over the weekend. It was... challenging... to cover 100+ years of history of an incredibly broad field in 1600 words, but I hope this at least provides a useful starting place.😅
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2 days ago
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Amy Proal, PhD
3 days ago
Check out the next episode of the @polybioRF Podcast! I interviewed Dr. David Putrino (@PutrinoLab) about his work at Mt. Sinai’s Post-COVD (LongCovid) Care Clinic. Watch here on YouTube () or listen on an App like Spotify ()
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2 days ago
Me, logging on to this site:
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Rachel Cohen
3 days ago
today in @theintercept I have a story on the parents with Covid-19 safety concerns who are being reported to Child Protective Services for not sending their kids back to in-person learning this fall. I hope you will read this one.
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Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH
3 days ago
This is an excellent piece from @edyong209. It also raises some questions for me & a counter argument to some of the conclusions. So, a 🧵... 1/10
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Ed Yong
3 days ago
Thanks to everyone who engaged with this piece over the weekend. It was... challenging... to cover 100+ years of history of an incredibly broad field in 1600 words, but I hope this at least provides a useful starting place.😅
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Sabrina Imbler
3 days ago
I wrote about the mystique of the worm blob, which is mesmerizing and horrifying and exactly what it sounds like
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Ed Yong
3 days ago
Part of the challenge of interpreting Facebook's action lies in understanding what it actually is. And Adrienne, for years now, has been thinking and writing deeply about that question. Her work helps us truly see the beast. /End
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Ed Yong
3 days ago
And finish with this one from 2018 about Facebook as a media company. 4/
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