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Genetic privacy: We must learn from the story of Henrietta Lacks

By Maninder Ahluwalia A street mural memorial to Henrietta Lacks in Oak Park, Illinois MedSci / Alamy Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henrietta Lacks, commonly referred to as “the mother of modern medicine”. Her cells have been used in experiments in laboratories around the world but were cultivated without her consent.… Read More »

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

Coronavirus: UK’s Covid-19 alert level reduced from four to three

The UK’s coronavirus alert level has been downgraded from four to three. Under level three, the virus is now considered to be “in general circulation” and there could be a “gradual relaxation of restrictions”. Previously transmission was considered “high or rising exponentially”. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the change was “a big moment for the… Read More »