News

6 October 2020

6/10 Public health news

6/10 Public health news

PlanSpatial turns insights into actions, so every week, we present a carefully curated selection of the stories that stir our interest. The news we’re reading, the webinars we are watching and the insights themselves that inspire us to do great work.

This week, we’re shifting away from data to take a look at public health stories – this is news that is changing daily and the topic remains strong for debate. We have some great content being served to our feed over on Twitter – and it’s too good to keep to ourselves. Did we miss something? Let us know.


Public Health England’s political end

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhiv/article/PIIS2352-3018(20)30255-1/fulltext


Scientists call for better public health guidance on how COVID spreads

https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/science-environment/1240538-scientists-call-for-better-public-health-guidance-about-how-coronavirus-spreads-in-air


New tool for the early detection of public health threats from Twitter data

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-events/new-tool-early-detection-public-health-threats-twitter-data-epitweetr


Why Data is Crucial to Driving Innovations in Health and Wellness for Individuals and the Economy

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201005005154/en/Data-is-Crucial-to-Driving-Innovations-in-Health-and-Wellness-for-Individuals-and-the-Economy


Public health must be a priority in the 2020 US election

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(20)30214-0/fulltext


Is COVID-19 more than a public health crisis?

https://www.newstatesman.com/spotlight/coronavirus/2020/09/why-covid-19-more-public-health-crisis


Find out more about the work we’re doing to improve access to spatial data for public health organisations here.