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.
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.
Collection of blogs posted in different sites on global public health and other issues over the October 2019 and December 2020 period. To read:
“It was undoubtedly the feeling of exile—that sensation of a void within which never left us, that irrational longing to hark back to the past or else to speed up the march of time, and those keen shafts of memory that stung like fire.”
Albert Camus (1957 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature). The Plague.
A lot has been accomplished over the past 20 years in the fight against HIV and AIDS. According to UNAIDS data, of the 38 million people living with HIV, 25.4 million people are now on treatment. New HIV infections have been reduced by 23% since 2010, largely due to a substantial decrease of 38% in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Health Systems Fit for the Future: How to Promote Better Health, Economic Growth, and Social Cohesion?
I recently had the honor of serving as a panelist in plenary session 5 “Health systems fit for the future: promoting better health, economic growth, and social cohesion”, that was held virtually as part of the 16th World Congress on Public Health: “Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action”, on October 15th, 2020.