1/ Reading this history of syndromic surveillance from brought back a lot of memories "These ‘disease hunters’ developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19"
I wrote about the fascinating history of "syndromic surveillance," from the earliest uses monitoring bioterrorism to the ways it is helping us fight #COVID19 today. But like much important work in public health, key projects were defunded in 2019.
The history of syndromic surveillance by Important piece on significant US investments in public health surveillance that ultimately dried up right before the emergence of #COVID19 Featuring and others
I want to re-up this excellent history of syndromic surveillance by , featuring the work of (and surely many more teams over the years). Incredible how small this world is, and concerning.
Great to see colleagues , , and so prominently featured in this important journalism by on syndromic surveillance using multiple data sources. Consistent funding and data flow are keys to avoiding the next pandemic.
These 'disease hunters' spent two decades tracking pandemics, but lost funding right before COVID-19
The real time surveillance systems we designed yield epidemic intelligence w/ data from ER visits, to thermometer reads, to orange juice sales. They are low cost and make perfect sense. Why are so few left? looks at the past and the present.
These 'disease hunters' developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19
'Syndromic surveillance' useful to track pandemics like COVID-19 Nice ⁦⁩ story.
“The beauty of syndromic surveillance is that it can be used when there are limited lab reports.” Spot on ⁦
Must-read on smart pub hlth-oriented data-monitoring efforts by top data docs incl et al, defunded just before covid... Highlights general org problem -tendency of new regimes to deliberately undercut legacy prgrms
How US health officials have been tracking pandemics since early 2000s via syndromic surveillance using AWS-hosted federal databases of aggregated hospital data ( / CNBC)
ICYMI: “It’s a big disappointment that it went belly-up because of a lack of funding right before a global pandemic.”
This is syndromic surveillance. More on why that matters here
I got turned on to this story after talking to about his conversations with DARPA about getting ahead of an anthrax terror attack. Then we saw use these methodologies decades later to track COVID-19 in New York weeks before the shutdown.