"First, do not harm": The case for Monitoring the Safety & Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination
This blog was originally posted at the World Bank Group's Investing in Health site under the title "Monitoring the Safety & Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination" on June 9, 2021: https://blogs.worldbank.org/health/monitoring-safety-effectiveness-covid-19-vaccines-and-vaccination?CID=WBW_AL_BlogNotification_EN_EXT
Huihui Wang, Albert Figueras & Patricio V.
Let's be Clear on World No Tobacco Day – 2021: Smoking is a bigger killer than COVID-19
*This blog was originally posted at the World Bank Group's Investing in Health site on May 30, 2021. See: https://blogs.worldbank.org/health/ominous-fact-world-no-tobacco-day-2021-smoking-kills-more-people-covid-19
Patricio V. Marquez
Waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents is only the first step; need to develop production capacity and eliminate export controls on raw materials and equipment as well
Revisiting the Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and A Way Forward
Patricio V. Marquez and Toluwalola Kasali
Managing Risks to Good Governance: Key for Keeping COVID-19 Vaccination on Track
Patricio V. Marquez and Betty Hanan
Snapshot of COVID-19 Vaccination Around the World
A Perspective on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Uncertainty
Patricio V Marquez and Albert Figueras*
Time to Address the High Cost of Insulin in the United States and Other Countries
The Biden Administration recently announced that it is delaying until March 22, 2021 the application of the former administration’s drug regulation adopted in December 2020, that requires community health centers to pass on all their insulin and epinephrine discount savings to patients.
The Deadly Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance for COVID-19 Patients
Patricio V. Marquez and Albert Figueras
As of mid-February 2021, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more than 108 million confirmed cases and over 2.3 million deaths. The surging patient caseloads hospitalized or admitted to intensive care units (ICU) have pushed hospitals and ICU closer to 100% capacity in many countries, creating an extraordinary strain on resources and personnel and making quality-of-care standards harder to maintain.
COVID-19 Vaccination: Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain are Showing the Way Forward
Patricio V. Marquez, Betty Hanan, Giovanni S. Marquez