Tag: COVID-19

Snapshot of COVID-19 Vaccination Around the World

By Patricio V. Marquez and Betty Hanan COVID-19 vaccination is critical to reduce the risk of infection and death due to COVID-19 disease, and hence for global economic recovery and normalization in social interactions and travel. Indeed, since a large share of the world needs to be immune to the virus, the COVID-19 vaccine deployment […]

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‘We’re in a syndemic’: What’s that? And what will help us get through it? – HealthPartners

While the COVID-19 vaccine offers a beacon of hope, a return to business as normal still seems far off. Here we share some inspiration for how employers can start planning for a safer, healthier future, even in the midst of so much uncertainty. Disturbing health trends create a ‘syndemic’ The key, according to Nico Pronk, President at […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination: Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain are Showing the Way Forward

By Patricio V. Marquez, Betty Hanan, Giovanni S. Marquez     “Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale” –Rudolf Virchow, German physician, founding father of pathology and social medicine, 1821-1902 With the approval for emergency use of Pfizer/BioNTech’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines by the Stringent Regulatory Authorities (SRA) in the […]

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How to Defeat COVID-19? Some Lessons from the Global Smallpox Eradication and the Polio-Free Effort in the Americas

By Patricio V Marquez, Betty Hanan, Giovanni S Marquez “Humanity does not have to live in a world of plagues, disastrous governments, conflict, and uncontrolled health risks. The coordinated action of a group of dedicated people can plan for and bring about a better future” —William H. Foege, House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox, […]

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Creating a Global Agenda for Workplace Health in 2021

This has been a year to remember like none other and the wretched covid-19 pandemic is on course to continue upsetting work patterns for the foreseeable future. If there has been a silver lining in an otherwise depressing period it is the recognition of the vital role workplace health plays in delivering sustainable economic performance. […]

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