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Decisions on coronavirus must be guided by ethics and not just science

The mantra from ministers is “we follow the science”. But the increasing failure to serve all people of the ­nation equally suggests there should be another and equally important mantra – “we follow the ethics”. I’m increasingly disturbed by the unfairness in the way the Government is tackling the pandemic. Its lack of transparency about… Read More »

‘Other Covid-19 symptoms that must not be ignored – including diarrhoea’

As we all know, the classic symptoms of Covid-19 are a new continuous cough, fever and shortness of breath. These symptoms would qualify you for a swab test, but people all over the world have displayed other symptoms too, according to Pauline Vetter and colleagues from Geneva University, reporting in the BMJ. Quite often diarrhoea… Read More »

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. But the emergence of the coronavirus in the U.S. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has… Read More »

Post-COVID medical education must teach the real reasons for health disparities

Jason Hargrove, a 50-year-old Detroit bus driver, died from COVID-19 after being turned away from care multiple times while visibly cyanotic. Rana Zoe Mungin, a 30-year-old teacher in Brooklyn, was sent home several times until she was ill enough from the disease to require intubation and ventilation. She has since died. While there are many reasons… Read More »