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Melvin Sanicas

Melvin Sanicas

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Melvin Sanicas, a physician and scientist, is Medical Director at Takeda. He also serves as a TED educator, a digital health expert for the World Health Organization, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  

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  1. An Interview with Melvin Sanicas
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    An Interview with Melvin Sanicas

    Apr 14, 2020 Melvin Sanicas argues that we should already be preparing for the next pandemic, corrects a common misconception about COVID-19, and has some recommended reading for anyone using social media.

  2. How to Improve on a Good Year for Global Health
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    How to Improve on a Good Year for Global Health

    Jan 27, 2020 Melvin Sanicas says the discovery of new viruses, vaccines, and treatments in 2019 highlights the need to support science.

  3. The Two Best Ways to Reduce Infant Mortality
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    The Two Best Ways to Reduce Infant Mortality

    Jul 31, 2018 Melvin Sanicas calls on the international community to do more to promote maternal immunization and breastfeeding.

  4. A Year of Successes in Global Health
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    A Year of Successes in Global Health

    Jan 23, 2018 Melvin Sanicas looks back at the 18 biggest health-care achievements of 2017 and considers how to build on them.

  5. Killing Killer Mosquitoes
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    Killing Killer Mosquitoes

    Sep 8, 2017 Melvin Sanicas takes aim at how to eradicate the insects that spread diseases like Zika and malaria.

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    Not Buying Central Banks’ Favorite Excuse

    Raghuram G. Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest banking-sector turmoil.
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    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    Nicholas Reed Langen

    Rather than seeing themselves as the arbiters of divine precepts, Supreme Court justices after World War II generally understood that constitutional jurisprudence must respond to the realities of the day. Yet today's conservatives have seized on the legacy of one of the few justices who did not.

    considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.
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    Saved by the Pandemic?

    Scott Fulford explains why its successful COVID-19 stimulus could help the US forge a path to financial stability for all.
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    How Much Work Is Enough?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Autumn McDonald explain how the pandemic raised new questions – and some very old ones – for employers and employees.
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    How the Far Left Paves the Way for the Far Right

    Andrés Velasco

    In October 2022, Chileans elected a far-left constitutional convention which produced a text so bizarrely radical that nearly two-thirds of voters rejected it. Now Chileans have elected a new Constitutional Council and put a far-right party in the driver’s seat.

    blames Chilean President Gabriel Boric for the rapid rise of the authoritarian populist José Antonio Kast.
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    Creeping Toward Dystopia

    Robert Skidelsky worries that even elected governments will appropriate emerging technologies in the name of national security.
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    The Climate Loss and Damage Fund Is Coming

    Sameh Shoukry assesses recent efforts to implement a crucial initiative agreed at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference.
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    China’s Youth Unemployment Problem

    Nancy Qian warns that diminishing opportunities for new graduates will have profound long-run macroeconomic implications.
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    How Can the New EU Regulation Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chains?

    Joann de Zegher explains why transaction-level records are crucial to curbing the destruction of the world’s forests.

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