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Honestly, the complete takeover of population health policy and approaches by a #medicalized notion of #MethodologicalIndividualism sort of fills me with despair -- not just now, but for the future of public health.

1/… "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not ov
Of all the missteps CDC has made, the doubling-down on approaches that position the individual as the unit of change (#MethodologicalIndividualism and b/c of the source) essentially sanctions it as the dominant mode for public health practice is arguably rock bottom.

It's in the scientific guidance as well. Look at this sentence:

This is of course NOT a Whole Population Approach or even a structural approach to health equity which would require action from those with the power and agency to redress the effects of #StructuralViolence and

3/ high COVID-19 Community Levels. Public health efforts should
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Reading between the lines on government data… Via @stephenjduckett @AnikaStobart & @ConversationEDU and also HT @lindadoherty21 editing @CroakeyNews this week
The new @ozprodcom report sheds light, among other things, on potentially preventable deaths. In 2019, more than 28,000 Australians under 75 died from conditions that are potentially avoidable, including “deaths of despair” such as suicide or drug or alcohol abuse...
...conditions such as breast or skin cancer; falls, fires and burns; heart failure; or asthma. Notably, there are significant differences in the rates of potentially avoidable deaths between the states, from 128 per 100,000 in Tasmania to 100 in South Australia...
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