Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named on Wednesday as the director-general candidate with the widest support, but her appointment remains in question after the U.S. told members it could not join the consensus for her to lead the WTO, according to...
As lethal as the novel coronavirus has been, a novel influenza could be worse, transmitting even more easily and killing millions more people.
Tom BollykyToo soon to worry about next pandemic?
#COVID19 has been called a once-in-100-year crisis but no reason to expect that to be true
Next pandemic threat could emerge any time, even as COVID-19 still rages
Here's what we need to do via @StewartMPatrick me
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Tom Bollyky"In many communities it is no longer possible to do proper contact-tracing. The infection numbers are just too high"
Concerning reports about local public health authorities overwhelmed in many European nations. sorry to see Germany among them
Download a PDF of "Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free.
Tom BollykyWith these huge differences, a population-based distribution of #COVID19 vaccine to states makes no ethical or practical sense
It would void the careful allocation schemes being generated by @NASEM_Health etc 6/
How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.
Tom BollykyAnd, yet, White House kept @CDCgov from briefing the public, took away its responsibilities related to data, and watered down its recommendations 13/
Tom BollykyPast surveys had found most trusted sources of information in a health crisis were @CDCgov officials, followed by state and local public health officials, with elected officials typically least trusted 12/
Jennifer Prah Ruger uses the covid-19 pandemic to show the importance of country’s implementing a justice framework for health and equality
The connection between democracy and health runs deep, and it is tempting to tie a country’s political...
Tom BollykyPowerful Jennifer Prah Rugar piece on social justice as a foundation for democracy and health 7/8
Objective To assess the relation between autocratisation—substantial decreases in democratic traits (free and fair elections, freedom of civil and political association, and freedom of expression)—and countries’ population health outcomes and...
Tom BollykyAutocratizing nations have made less progress on universal health coverage & had higher out-of-pocket spending per head than would have occurred w/out this autocratisation
Via @sdwigley@Tara_Templin, J Dieleman, E Mumford & me #UHC 6/8
Objective To investigate how health issues affect voting behaviour by considering the COVID-19 pandemic, which offers a unique opportunity to examine this interplay.
Design We employ a survey experiment in which treatment groups are exposed to key...
Tom BollykyArnab Acharya, John Gerring, & @aaronsreeves survey study in India, UK, & US questions whether public holds governments accountable for #COVID19 & pandemics in the same way they do for health generally
Answer seems to be no 5/8