• Opinion: Health care workers: catalysts for improvement, not costs to the system

    13 days ago - By STAT

    The White House Covid Summit recently convened world leaders, multilateral organizations, global health experts, and the private sector to address the pandemic. We were privileged to be among the stakeholders as representatives of Seed Global Health, which partners with governments to strengthen health workforces in countries with critical shortages.
    The Summit's main call was for collective action to heal from the Covid-19 pandemic and protect against future global health threats. To this end, we heard dialogue focused on global vaccine equity; on improving global manufacturing capacity...
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  • Opinion: The hidden cost of Covid-19: years of life lost among the young

    13 days ago - By STAT

    Body counts appear to support the common perception that Covid-19 does its worst damage among the old and vulnerable. But body counts mask another reality, and focusing on them is skewing policy decisions and individual choices.
    There's no question that deaths were most common among old and vulnerable individuals early in the pandemic. Some politicians and academics have used death rates to conclude that the pandemic's toll has been largely confined to the elderly and sick, and that widespread mitigation measures such as mask and vaccine mandates are unjustified.
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