How to Counter Medical/ Health Care/ Public Health Disinformation
Authors: Insamran W, Sangrajrang S Abstract Since 2000 cancer has been the leading cause of death in Thailand. In response to this challenge, the National Cancer Institute of Thailand (NCI), in collaboration with other bodies, has developed and promoted the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) to provide appropriate policies and practice for the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, with optimal supportive care. With plans strongly supported by the Ministry of Public Health, the NCCP envisages integration into the health care system in 6 strategic areas: (1) cancer informatics; (2) primary preventi...
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To prepare for annual flu seasons, as well as possible pandemics, the US government has invested tens -- if not hundreds -- of millions of dollars over the past 15 years to ensure there are enough eggs for vaccines.
Ryan BourneHuman life is highly valuable. Basic economic reasoning therefore suggests that, given the risks of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations, we should be willing to withstand large economic costs to prevent the risk of substantial numbers of deaths. This is particularly true if most of those economic costs are temporary.In response to Donald Trump ’stweet last week suggesting “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,”many economists have indeed been makingthese points.They highlight estimates suggesting that the estimated value of a statistical life (commonly around $9.3 million...
As new cases appear in the U.S., some — including the president — have compared it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.
Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life. By Samanth SubramanianCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOf the dozens of places where a coronavirus vaccine might be born, one is DIOSynVax, a small company started by a Canadian pathologist named Jonathan Heeney. In ordinary times, I ’d have visited Heeney in his office, in a stately red-brick building in Cambridge. I’d have met his team and his Aria III cytometer, which looks like as if might brew a strong, space-age espresso but which, in fac...
One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.
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[MSF] Geneva/New York -The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today called for no patents or profiteering on drugs, tests,or vaccines used for the COVID-19 pandemic, and for governments to prepare to suspend and override patents and take other measures, such as price controls, to ensure availability, reduce prices and save more lives.
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 2, Page 63-68, February 2020.