As the United States sets records for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, we speak with one of the world’s leading experts on infectious diseases, Dr. Paul Farmer, who says the devastating death toll in the U.S. reflects decades of underinvestment in public health and centuries of social inequality. “All the social pathologies of our nation come to the fore during epidemics,” says Dr. Farmer, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, chair of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health.
“There is no place for famine and starvation in the 21st century. History will judge us all by the actions we take today.”
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In clear words, he could be considered as a threat to minority voters.
“Instead of creating new vaccine billionaires, we need to be vaccinating billions in developing countries.”