Articles tagged with health

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Adele Lebano

With few restrictions and no tracing of the disease’s spread, the government is relying upon Swedish character and traditions to see it through the pandemic.

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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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Angus Deaton Joshua Cohen

Boston Review talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton about COVID-19, the relationship between culture, financial hardship, and health, and why capitalism’s flaws are proving fatal for America’s working class. 

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Michael Brenes Michael Franczak

Any attempt to revive solidarity between rich and poor nations must begin by recapturing the commitment to social and economic rights on which the WHO was founded.

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Walter Johnson Jason Q. Purnell Colin Gordon Jamala Rogers

Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than whites, and nowhere more so than in St. Louis. This is the result of racist policies which collapsed the social safety net while setting blacks in the path of danger.

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Amy Kapczynski Gregg Gonsalves

The right response to COVID-19 is to rebuild our economy from the ground up, putting people to work in a massive jobs program to secure the public health of all.

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Paula Findlen

The Florentine humanist’s description of the Black Death in the Decameron remains one of the most thoughtful accounts of a society living under a pandemic.

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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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Yasheng Huang

Some have praised China's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but its suppression of information helped cause the problem in the first place.