Flying higher than politics: The goal of preventive medicine at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Francesco M Galassi, Michael Habicht, Donald Pate, Elena Varotto

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Abstract

Dear Editor-in-Chief,

The present SARS-CoV-2-caused COVID-19 pandemic [1] has clearly shown that great health crises can elicit heated political and scientific debates. The history of medicine teaches us how, throughout the centuries, the medical art has seen vicious attacks against pioneers and their discoveries as well as fundamental advances slowed down as a result of such issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-103
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume86
Early online date1 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Prevention
  • Vaccine
  • History of medicine
  • Politics
  • Debate
  • COVID-19

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