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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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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

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