Articles in science & nature tagged with health

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Jonathan Fuller

COVID-19 has revealed a contest between two competing philosophies of scientific knowledge. To manage the crisis, we must draw on both.

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Daniel Grossman

A doctor's case against COVID-19 abortion bans. 

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Sarah Burgard Lucie Kalousova

Mortality rates typically fall during economic downturns. But the unprecedented features of the COVID-19 shutdown suggest that trend might not hold this time.

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Jeremy A. Greene

Early advocates thought it could provide equal access to high-quality care. But private investment has increasingly crowded out public service, and use is now surging during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Adam Gaffney

In addition to masks and ventilators, doctors demand a fundamental transformation of our health care system.

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Alex de Waal

We should be wary of simplistic uses of history, but we can learn from the logic of social responses.

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Amy Kapczynski Gregg Gonsalves

Claims that the cure is worse than the disease rely on a false tradeoff between human needs and the economy.

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Amy Kapczynski Gregg Gonsalves

Decades of neoliberal austerity will make it harder to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we must rebuild our social safety net and forge a New Deal for public health.

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David Michaels

By using a variety of ploys to manufacture doubt, a whole industry of science-for-hire experts helps corporations put profits over public health and safety.

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Robert A. Aronowitz

In place of the hype over personalized medicine, we need a more sober evaluation of the meaning of health and health care.