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Moving beyond the health inequalities rhetoric
Moving beyond the health inequalities rhetoric

Health data generated during the Covid-19 pandemic continue to confirm that socioeconomic status directly affects a patient’s odds of survival. Certain ethnicities, as well as people from poorer areas of the UK and the elderly and frail, tend to fare worse — both in terms of infection rates and deaths. An obviously important question, however, is why? — What makes people from these backgrounds at greater risk of illness and death, and is this unique to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic?

Revisiting the paradox of preventive medicine - Dr Stephen John
Revisiting the paradox of preventive medicine - Dr Stephen John

I once went to a talk by a prominent epidemiologist which involved discussing the work of the great British epidemiologist, Geoffrey Rose. In particular, the speaker was taken by Rose’s insight that often the best way to improve overall health outcomes is through “population strategies”...

Welcome to Cambridge Public Health
Welcome to Cambridge Public Health

Covid-19 has exposed a series of issues in the worlds of science, medicine and societies. Between generating scientific evidence to justify public health policies, and communicating these justifications, our health and social care worlds have fallen short.

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