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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 of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International.

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  1. Remembering the Pandemic
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    Remembering the Pandemic

    May 16, 2023 William A. Haseltine explains why future preparedness requires commemorating the millions of lives claimed by COVID-19.

  2. What Will It Take to Prevent Future Pandemics?
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    What Will It Take to Prevent Future Pandemics?

    Apr 14, 2023 William A. Haseltine calls for new detection and surveillance methods focusing on the four essential properties of zoonosis.

  3. A Path Out of the Pandemic
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    A Path Out of the Pandemic

    Mar 16, 2023 William A. Haseltine calls for more resources to develop antiviral therapies to stay ahead of future coronavirus mutations.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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