Ana Lita

About Ana Lita

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Ana Lita has created 132 blog entries.

Trump: U.S. will terminate relationship with the World Health Organization in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

President Trump said Friday the U.S. would halt its funding of the World Health Organization and pull out of the agency, accusing it of protecting China as the coronavirus pandemic took off. Learn more here. Article by Andrew Joseph and Helen Braswell

By |2020-05-30T03:18:56+00:00May 30th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Trump: U.S. will terminate relationship with the World Health Organization in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

Trump faulted the WHO’s coronavirus response. But it’s guided by rules the U.S. helped write

The article looks at Trump's rationale for holding funding for WHO, the international body leading the global health response to the CoVid-19 pandemic. Learn more here. Article by Helen Branswell

By |2020-05-30T03:20:05+00:00May 30th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Trump faulted the WHO’s coronavirus response. But it’s guided by rules the U.S. helped write

A safe COVID vaccine in 12 months is a false hope, expert says

Professor Arthur Caplan is Director of Medical Ethics at New York University and says there is no guarantee a vaccine for COVID-19 will even be found, let alone able to be distributed to the world's population. Learn more here. Article by Sammi Taylor

By |2020-05-23T16:41:29+00:00May 23rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on A safe COVID vaccine in 12 months is a false hope, expert says

Is it ethical to give someone coronavirus to create a vaccine? Yes

Take a look at Dr. Caplan's perspective on a challenge study to create a vaccine fast during a pandemic. Learn more here. Article by Art Caplan

By |2020-05-19T20:53:55+00:00May 19th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Is it ethical to give someone coronavirus to create a vaccine? Yes

Virus Survivors Could Suffer Severe Health Effects for Years

More than one million people around the world have been deemed recovered from the coronavirus, but beating the initial sickness may be just the first of many battles for those who have survived. Learn more here. Article by Lisa Du

By |2020-05-17T14:37:56+00:00May 17th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Virus Survivors Could Suffer Severe Health Effects for Years

Understanding Covid-19, a ‘supernova’ in human history

Over the next few decades, economists, epidemiologists, public health experts, historians, philosophers, sociologists, physicians, psychologists, and others will work to untangle the interwoven threads. Even now it takes a village just to answer what seems to be a simple question: How many people have died from Covid-19? Learn more here. Article by Vinay Prasad and [...]

By |2020-05-15T05:21:44+00:00May 15th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Understanding Covid-19, a ‘supernova’ in human history

Lockdown protesters have a moral duty to forgo medical care in favor of those who followed the rules

Would it be fair if a protestor used a ventilator after contracting COVID-19 from the protests when resources are limited? Learn more here. Article by Dominic Sisti, Moti Gorin, Emily Largent and Arthur Caplan

By |2020-05-12T18:20:33+00:00May 12th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Lockdown protesters have a moral duty to forgo medical care in favor of those who followed the rules

Doctors lambaste federal process for distributing Covid-19 drug remdesivir

Hospitals and physicians around the country are sharply criticizing the federal government for the uneven and opaque way it is distributing its supply of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir. Learn more here. Article by Eric Boodman and Casey Ross

By |2020-05-08T19:03:19+00:00May 8th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Doctors lambaste federal process for distributing Covid-19 drug remdesivir

A coronavirus vaccine may be available in record time, but experts predict pandemonium during the rollout

Progress on a coronavirus vaccine is moving at record speed, with some experts predicting widespread availability by spring 2021. But without a solid plan for distribution, bioethicist Arthur Caplan told Business Insider "there will be fights about who gets priority." Learn more here. Article by Sarah Kramer

By |2020-05-06T20:23:18+00:00May 6th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on A coronavirus vaccine may be available in record time, but experts predict pandemonium during the rollout

Profits and Pride at Stake, the Race for a Vaccine Intensifies

Governments, companies and academic labs are accelerating their efforts amid geopolitical crosscurrents, questions about safety and the challenges of producing enough doses for billions of people. Learn more here. Article by David Sanger

By |2020-05-03T17:51:50+00:00May 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Profits and Pride at Stake, the Race for a Vaccine Intensifies