James M Blake

Journalist, analyst, and advisor to numerous NGOs and businesses operating in fragile countries

Journalist, analyst, and advisor to numerous NGOs and businesses operating in fragile countries

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The coronavirus pandemic exposes collapsing medical systems around the world, as well as weaknesses  with health care in the United States.

How will COVID-19 leave its mark on health care?

The coronavirus pandemic exposes collapsing medical systems around the world, as well as weaknesses  with health care in the United States.

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