Anna Maria Barry-Jester

Health Officials See Bright Future in Poop Surveillance

KFF Health News Original

Sewage surveillance is proving so useful in mapping covid trends that many public health officials say it should become standard practice in tracking infectious diseases. Whether that happens will depend on the nation’s ability to make it viable in communities rich and poor.

‘We’re Coming for You’: For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace

KFF Health News Original

Local health officials have become the face of government authority as they work to stem the pandemic. That has made them targets for chilling threats from some of the same militia groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol. Santa Cruz leaders are among those whose daily routines now incorporate security patrols, surveillance cameras and, in some cases, firearms.