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Annalisa Merelli


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Annalisa:

NYC's new plan to forcibly hospitalize homeless people is a waste of taxpayer money

Forced hospitalization costs several times more than the actual solution to homelessness → Read More

How to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women

A US-sponsored resolution to remove Iran from the commission will likely be introduced on Dec. 14 → Read More

In Colombia, women’s health paid the price of misguided drug control policies

Air-spraying of glyphosate to destroy coca plantations has caused miscarriages, fetal abnormalities, and maternal deaths → Read More

The world’s population just hit 8 billion⁠—and that's okay

The population peak is in sight: 10.4 billion or so, sometime in the next 60 years → Read More

Abortion rights won the US midterms

Every ballot question pertaining to abortion went in favor of reproductive rights, even in red states → Read More

The global economics behind America's fentanyl problem

Fentanyl is cheaper and easier to transport than heroin. So why isn't it everywhere? → Read More

The companies responsible for the $1.5 trillion-a-year US opioid crisis will pay a total of $53 billion for it

The big lawsuits against opioid makers and distributors are essentially over now, but the crisis is deadlier than ever → Read More

Italy's first female prime minister will use the masculine form of her title

Giorgia Meloni's contribution to female advancement is encapsulated in her choice of article → Read More

6 million people in Tigray are facing a healthcare crisis big enough to hasten a genocide

Ethiopian forces are disrupting access to healthcare and food as weapons of war in the Tigray region → Read More

Pfizer plans to sell its covid vaccine at a 10,000% markup in 2023

Pfizer will charge as much as $130 for Comirnaty, which costs an estimated $1.18 per dose to produce → Read More

Scientists think covid might trigger diabetes in children

Kids who have had covid might be up to 77% more likely to develop diabetes → Read More

Rich countries are destroying covid vaccines they hoarded while much of the world still waits for their first shot

Switzerland is the latest country to destroy expired doses of covid vaccine that they ordered in excess of their population's need → Read More

The WHO is done playing nice about vaccine equity

At the World Health Summit, the WHO director for health emergencies called out rich nations' greed for their role in covid vaccine inequity → Read More

The Africa CDC chief had trouble getting into Germany for the World Health Summit

Attendees from poor countries often struggle to get visas to attend the conferences that discuss their future → Read More

Health insurance prices went up nearly 30% over the past year

The latest consumer price index for health insurance reports an increase of 28.2% since September 2022 → Read More

The WHO says gender-affirming care is essential to transgender health

The world's highest health authority also says official documents should contain options for gender nonconforming people → Read More

Current cholera outbreaks are a preview of what climate change will do to public health

Outbreaks in Haiti, Syria, Lebanon illustrate how climate change will increase risk of cholera around the world → Read More

The US's estimate for uptake of the new covid booster was off by more than 90%

Only 4.5% of people eligible for an updated booster have gotten one so far → Read More

What we need to do about Uganda's Ebola outbreak should have happened years ago

Only by investing in the health systems of poor countries we can protect the world from deadly outbreaks → Read More

Rainbow fentanyl is a war-on-drugs tactic

Don't mind the rainbow fentanyl panic, trick-and-treating with your kids is safe → Read More