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Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar

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Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust and an adviser to the G20 High Level Independent Panel on financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.

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  1. An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention
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    An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention

    Mar 23, 2021 Sally C. Davies, et al. think the COVID-19 crisis can spur reforms and investments that yield a pound of cure for global public health.

  2. Now or Never for Global Leadership on COVID-19
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    Now or Never for Global Leadership on COVID-19

    Apr 7, 2020 Gordon Brown, et al. issue a call for adequate funding to enable developing countries to fight the pandemic.

  3. A Letter to G20 Governments
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    A Letter to G20 Governments

    Apr 6, 2020 Erik Berglöf, et al. call on the group's leaders for coordinated global leadership – now – to fight the pandemic.

  4. The Most Important Health-Care Tool Is Trust
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    The Most Important Health-Care Tool Is Trust

    Jul 23, 2019 Jeremy Farrar urges policymakers, practitioners, and civic leaders to learn from a new survey of attitudes toward science.

  5. Vaccinating Against Superbugs
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    Vaccinating Against Superbugs

    Nov 15, 2018 Seth Berkley & Jeremy Farrar argue that in the fight against drug-resistant infections, the world has a potent if underused weapon.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

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    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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