2020-03-30 14:24:24

Neoliberal Austerity & Private Healthcare Worsened U.S. Pandemic

It’s been described as the public health failure of the century. As the United States leads the world in coronavirus infections, a record number of Americans file for unemployment.

Gasping for air, gasping for care; what does global health justice look like? Democracy Now! speaks with two Yale professors who say decades of neoliberal austerity make it harder to fight the pandemic.

They propose a New Deal for public health. Gregg Gonsalves is assistant professor in epidemiology of microbial diseases at Yale School of Public Health; Amy Kapczynski is professor of law at Yale Law School and co-founder of the Law and Political Economy blog. They are co-directors of the Global Health Justice Partnership.

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