Articles tagged with health

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Matt Lord

COVID-19 is not just a public health crisis. It is also a crisis of public reason.

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Adam Gaffney

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.

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Zachary Dorner

Global trade, enslaved labor, and colonial warfare created demands for medicines that would work for anyone, anywhere. That pressure to view patients as interchangeable remains with us today.

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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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Mary Ziegler

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is only the latest twist in the convoluted legal history of women’s reproductive rights. The future looks no less partisan.

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John Merrick

Pestilence and plague have often prompted waves of apocalyptic thinking, calling into question the steady march of progress in human history.

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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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Debraj Ray S. Subramanian

For weeks the country enforced a strict lockdown without providing adequate medical and economic support. As cases soar, its people are now paying the price.

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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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Rachel Rebouché

A recent abortion ruling asks whether abortion access laws may one day be judged on how they serve women's health.