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chief medical officer @PIH 2000-now, assoc prof @HarvardMed @BrighamWomens, author Intro. to Global Health Delivery, 2nd ed @OUPAcademic
Sep 1, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
A thread on #BoosterShots w/ @srijeeva A lot of us have been involved in the struggle for vaccine equity—BEFORE there was even an effective vaccine. Understanding the markets will (and did) fail the poor. @HealthGAP @actupny @PIH @OxfamAmerica @Public_Citizen @FTV_Boston 1/ Given the scarcity that has been manufactured by Pharma, booster shots are a terrible idea…morally.
But the REAL question should be less about booster shots than about the constructed and ongoing scarcity. 2/
Jan 12, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING: @tedcruz @HawleyMO @SenRickScott & Trump loyalists fight for modern day 3/5 compromise. Jefferson & slave power wouldn't have WON w/o adding enslaved people to the value to whites. @agordonreed… But as those non-voting 3/5 persons became voting 5/5 persons 80 years later--as a result of the Civil War, there was continued hell to pay for Black Americans. In 1871 the House was forced to pass the Klu Klux Klan Act @EJI @splcenter…
Apr 10, 2020 15 tweets 7 min read
#racialdisparities @PIH @InequityKills
Many have proclaimed COVID to be the great equalizer. It is not. COVID metes harsher punishment to those with so-called pre-existing conditions. Yet, the factor most associated with a shortened life span in the United States, is zip code. Zip code is the pre-existing condition that will lay bare the ravages of our privatized, profit-making, fragmented health “system.” Zip code will define in large measure who lives and who dies, who gets a ventilator and who does not. @ACLU_Mass
Mar 13, 2020 12 tweets 10 min read
believes #mitigatingCOVID is NOT enough!! #flatteningthecurve is NOT enough. We cannot accept this idea that the ONLY way to stop the epidemic is through 60-80% of people getting infected so there is population-based immunity. We can STOP transmission 2/@PIH
we KNOW how to stop transmission of a severe viral illness--look at Ebola. How did the world bend the curve? We did not wait for everyone to get infected!!!!