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World IP Day – The shoulders of giants

Listening to Friday’s launch of the World Health Organisations ACT Accelerator initiative, many of the world leaders and key partners in the fight against COVID-19 underlined that our collective route out from under the cloud of this pandemic is through science and innovation.  The development of vaccines and treatments is essential to solve this crisis.…

How prepared are countries to face COVID-19?

In April 2015, business magnate and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gave a TED talk where he mentioned that “if there is anything that can kill more than 10 million people in the following decades, it is most likely to be a virus, rather than a war. “ During his conference – which today has more…

Mental health: keys to tackle COVID-19

Over 35 days ago, COVID-19 arrived at Latin America and from day one several measures have been taken by governments and healthcare systems to defeat the outbreak and timely assist those infected. Sanitation and behavioral recommendations have been disseminated by specialized and massive sources. However, after just over a month where preventive and mandatory quarantine…

WHO strategies to mitigate public health issues

COVID-19 appeared on December 2019 in Wuhan, China and only until mid-March the country had not recorded any cases of contagion for the first time. That is the goal for Latin America. Thus, taking the experiences of those who have already faced the virus for a few months could potentially save many lives. Since February…

Cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is difficult to determine the course that the pandemic will take in the coming months, however there are realities that cannot wait, and one of them is having cancer. — The weakness of the healthcare system, already known to some cancer patients, has become evident in recent months. Access to treatment, care, medicine and…

Myths and truths behind COVID-19

To ensure the health of world population, governments have implemented measures and restrictions that aim to reduce Coronavirus transmission and deaths. However, fake news and misinformation found on the internet can divert governments’ efforts. — For this effect, the Association of Pharmaceutical Research and Development Laboratories (AFIDRO) invited Diego Severiche, M.D. specialized in bioethics and…