Health Populi February 17, 2022
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

This week, public health truths have collided with social media, the infodemic, and health citizenship.

First, I read in Becker’s Health IT on February 16 that the peer-reviewed policy journal Health Affairs was prevented by a social media outlet from promoting its February 2022 issue themed “Racism and Health.” The company said the topic was too controversial to feature in this moment.

“Google and Twitter are blocking its paid media ads to promote the content, flagging racism as ‘sensitive content,’” Molly Gamble explained in Becker’s.

I myself used the blogging platform you’re on now to promote the February ’22 issue of Health Affairs in the Hot Points following my post featuring Abner Mason’s origin story on Love and Health which traced...

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