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02.13.20

Do Authoritarian Regimes Have an Advantage in an Outbreak Response?

By Johan Marulanda

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Thursday, February 13, 2020; 23:30 UK / 6:30 pm ET CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON – In an effort to control the COVID-19 outbreak (previously known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease), China rapidly shut down a market in Wuhan suspected as the outbreak source and imposed unprecedented quarantines and cordon sanitaire […]

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02.12.20

Behind the Headlines: 10 Million Deaths From Antimicrobial Resistance by 2050 (or Not?)

By Eric A. Friedman

One of the greatest health threats of our time, one that grows by the year, is antimicrobial resistance. Bacteria and other microbes develop mutations that protect them against antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs, meaning that infections, including deadly ones, that we can now treat will become more difficult — even possible — to treat. The […]

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02.04.20

The Legal Determinants of Health: Geneva Launch

By Johan Marulanda

The Lancet Commission, Global Health & the Law Report The law is central to virtually all aspects of public health. Tobacco control laws aim to reduce smoking, food product regulations encourage healthy nutrition, vaccination laws have saved millions of lives, pollution laws and environmental regulations safeguard the public’s health in a myriad of ways, accessible […]

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01.31.20

Would Argentina Benefit from a Soda Tax?

By Sofia Bobbio

In Argentina 6 out of 10 adults are overweight, this means that it is one of the countries with the highest rates of obese and overweight people for its population ratio: according to the National Survey of Risk Factors 2019 (ENFR), 66.1% of the adult population of Argentina is overweight – 33.1% of the population […]

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01.24.20

Wuhan 2019-nCoV: How Worried Should We Be?

By Emily Gelhausen

January 24, 2020 Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University and Director, WHO Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law Should the WHO Have Declared 2019-nCov a Public Health Emergency of International Concern? It was reasonable for WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to wait for more definitive information before declaring a […]

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