Category Archives: What we’re reading

What we’re reading: Violating law and human rights, immigrant detention conditions, policies are also at odds with U.S. public health priorities

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Denying flu shots to immigrants in custody a stark violation of law, ethics – In this Medpage Today opinion piece Dr. Cynthia Sears, the president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (which produces this blog) and professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, condemns the decision by U.S. Customs and […]

What we’re reading: A CDC director’s conflicts, Trump administration global health impacts a year in, and a Global Gag Rule update

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CDC Director Resigns – “a large, complicated stock portfolio that included hundreds of thousands of dollars in investments . . .[in] tobacco companies . . . as well as a number of pharmaceutical stocks” was too much baggage for new CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald to carry while overseeing national and global public health endeavors. Politico, […]

World leaders on the Global Fund, cuts to PEPFAR as bad policy, new UNAIDS guidance, and more

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The following is a compilation of recent articles and releases making headlines in HIV, TB and global health news. Joint UN statement calls for closure of compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers: In this joint statement, 12 United Nations entities call for the closure of compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers as they often threaten […]