Articles in science & nature tagged with health

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Trisha Greenhalgh

The UK government’s ultra-cautious approach to “evidence-based” policy has helped cast doubt on public health interventions. The definition of good medical and public health practice must be urgently updated.

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Sunaura Taylor

Nineteenth-century reformers understood the deep connections between public health and environmental protection. That's why struggles for Medicare for All and a Green New Deal are two sides of the same coin.

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John P. A. Ioannidis

As policymakers debate the right response to COVID-19, they must take seriously the harms of pandemic policies, not just their benefits.

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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.

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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.