My WordPress blog stats tool informs me that my most recent post produced a dramatic spike in page views today, orders of magnitude greater than the meagre numbers that it usually attracts.
Given this level of interest, I thought some people might be interested in more context.
Below you’ll find five different studies done on lower respiratory infections among Baffin Inuit infants since 2001, a press release related to Banerji’s work and a couple of news stories on the issue published about a year ago:
- Study on lower respiratory infection rates in the Baffin region (June, 2001) (188 KB)
- Study on costs to goverment from infant bronchiolitis in Baffin (August, 2004) (172 KB)
- Study on poor indoor air quality and LRTI in Baffin (December, 2005 (196 KB)
- Study on risk factors associated with Inuit infant LRTI hospitalization (August, 2009) (212 KB) [Disabled until I straighten out a Digital Millennium Copyright Act issue]
- Comparison between cost of hospitalization for RSV and cost of palivizumab (August, 2009) (212 KB) [Disabled until I straighten out a Digital Millennium Copyright Act issue]
- St. Michael’s Hospital press release on RSV work done by Banerji’s team (May, 2009) (136 KB)
- Nunatsiaq News, Jan. 9, 2009: “RSV study not needed in Nunavut: GN,” by John Bird
- Nunatsiaq News, Dec. 12, 2008: “Should Nunavut turn down free medical help?,” by John Bird