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Trade

The links between trade and health extend back to the earliest human settlements, but globalization has brought these spheres together as never before. This section examines the issues that have led to an even closer intersection between trade and health, asks how they impact the poor, and explores the tensions that arise between the goals of protecting and promoting health and generating wealth through trade.

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A Truce in the Trade War Will Save American Lives

Immediately lifting all tariffs on personal protection equipment will enable doctors and nurses to safely do their work

Global Health Surveillance in an Internet Age

Let's come up with a sophisticated surveillance system for predicting local disease outbreaks based on consumer behavior

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Patent Pools and the Pandemic—A Renewed Debate

In light of COVID-19 we need to revisit patent pools and their potential for pro-competitive and anticompetitive effects

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Vaccine Dreams and Russian Reality

Putin's gamble on an untested cure has high stakes—it could pay off if it actually works but will cost lives if it fails

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Coronavirus is a Public Health Nightmare—Now Comes One More

As the pandemic chokes off opioid supplies from China and unemployment skyrockets, U.S. meth addiction is set to explode