Articles in science & nature tagged with health

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Bram Wispelwey Michelle Morse

Colorblind solutions have failed to achieve racial equity in health care. We need both federal reparations and real institutional accountability.

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Rachel Thomas

As Big Data tools reshape health care, biased datasets and unaccountable algorithms threaten to further disempower patients.

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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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Ravi Gupta

We must reimagine how to make life-saving vaccines available to everyone.

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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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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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Amy Moran-Thomas

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

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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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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.