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William A. Haseltine

William A. Haseltine

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William A. Haseltine, a scientist, biotech entrepreneur, and infectious disease expert, is Chair and President of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International.

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  1. Breathing Life Back into COVID Prevention
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    Breathing Life Back into COVID Prevention

    Jan 18, 2023 William A. Haseltine calls attention to an effective but widely neglected pathogen-control strategy.

  2. Public-Health Funding Today Keeps the Doctor Away
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    Public-Health Funding Today Keeps the Doctor Away

    Sep 9, 2022 William A. Haseltine shows why investments in disease prevention should be increased substantially and made non-discretionary.

  3. Health Messaging in the Disinformation Age
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    Health Messaging in the Disinformation Age

    Aug 24, 2022 William A. Haseltine explains how officials can win back the public's trust after recent communication failures.

  4. Fixing Our Public-Health Data Problem
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    Fixing Our Public-Health Data Problem

    Aug 15, 2022 William A. Haseltine emphasizes the high costs of not having standardized protocols for collecting and sharing clinical information.

  5. The Virus Is Still Winning
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    The Virus Is Still Winning

    Jun 10, 2022 William A. Haseltine warns that until targeted antiviral drugs have been developed, SARS-CoV-2 will remain a global scourge.

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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.

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