Articles in science & nature tagged with covid-19

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Sanjay G. Reddy Arnab Acharya

Ensuring a COVID-19 vaccine is available to all makes both moral and economic sense.

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Amy Moran-Thomas

Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.

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Natalie Dean

There’s no silver bullet, but local experiments and global experiences can help us control the pandemic.

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Marco Ramos Tess Lanzarotta Iris Chandler

American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike.

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Alberto Bruzos Moro Roberto Rey Agudo Yuliya Komska

Media stories praising online language learning as an inexpensive way to take a “vacation” during COVID-19 have expressed astonishingly little curiosity about the conditions under which gig-economy language teachers labor.

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Dora Vargha Jeremy A. Greene

History shows that outbreaks rarely have tidy conclusions.

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David S. Jones Stefan Helmreich

Epidemic waves serve not just to predict but also to persuade. Their special blend of mathematical and moral messaging will shape the future of the pandemic.

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Jonathan Fuller

The debate over pandemic response is not only about the facts—including the grim death toll. It's also about the relationship between science and decision-making, where values inevitably play a role.

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Trisha Greenhalgh

The UK government’s ultra-cautious approach to “evidence-based” policy has helped cast doubt on public health interventions. The definition of good medical and public health practice must be urgently updated.

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Sunaura Taylor

Nineteenth-century reformers understood the deep connections between public health and environmental protection. That's why struggles for Medicare for All and a Green New Deal are two sides of the same coin.