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Articles in Science & Nature tagged with Health

Christopher Morten, Reshma Ramachandran, Amy Kapczynski

Instead of pouring public funds into private industry—as the United States did with COVID-19 vaccines—we must build public capacity and prioritize public objectives.

Angus Deaton

The anti-regulatory ethos of libertarian economics has dire consequences.

David S. Jones

But awareness alone won't solve the problem. Here's what we should do.

Marco Ramos

Decades of biological research haven't improved diagnosis or treatment. We should look to society, not to the brain.

Katharine S. Walter
Until COVID-19, tuberculosis killed more people each year than any other infectious disease. Its rising toll is increasingly fueled by mass incarceration.
Adam Gaffney
To meet the challenge of enduring spread in the years to come, we must prioritize primary care and community health over the profit-driven status quo.
Brian Teare
Narrative medicine claims to champion the experience of patients—but it does so by requiring that the sick “earn” their care by telling a redemptive tale about what is wrong with them.
Wendy Johnson

Physicians have been fighting for health justice for decades. To succeed, we need practical models for collectively remaking our systems of care.

Kyle Harper

Our mastery over microbes is only a few decades old. It is also far more precarious than we imagine.

Andrew L. Croxford

Concerns about long-term side effects have helped fuel vaccine hesitancy. An immunologist explains why we can be confident in vaccine safety.

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