Friday, December 19, 2014

Introducing The Bifurcated Needle Blog

 From: CDC Image Library

From: CDC Image Library


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My thanks to Matt Watson (@BioAndBaseball) senior analyst and Communications Specialist at UPMC Center for Health Security for the head’s up on a new blog called The Bifurcated Needle, self described  as `featuring views and insights from the diverse group of professionals at the UPMC Center for Health Security.

In just the first week there are already 8 posts (listed below) which live up to that description, including an explanation for the rather enigmatic blog name.  


Take-aways from the National Academies’ “Gain of Function” Meeting

December 17, 2014  By Tom Inglesby

The Growth and Future of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalitions

December 17, 2014 By Eric Toner

Aren't we Prepared Yet?

December 15, 2014 By Tom Inglesby

Is virus gain-of-function research a security risk?

December 15, 2014 By Gigi Gronvall


Collateral Benefits of Nuclear Power Plant Preparedness

December 10, 2014 By Tara Kirk Sell

Smallpox’s State of Affairs

December 10, 2014 By Amesh Adalja

Cleaning Up is Hard to Do

December 10, 2014 By Crystal Boddie

Origin Story 

December 10, 2014 By Tom Inglesby & Anita Cicero


I’ve added a link in my sidebar, and based on the topics and authors represented during this first week, fully expect to add this blog to my short list of `must-visits’ every day.


Welcome to the blogosphere one and all.  


Now . . . .  I’ve got a lot of reading to catch up on.