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Annalisa Merelli


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Past articles by Annalisa:

The WHO pandemic accord is shaping up to be all but meaningless

Without strong language on health equity, the document is of limited importance → Read More

The World Bank has spent $37 billion since 2020 on "climate mitigation" projects. Most have little to do with climate

A study of more than 2,000 projects funded from 2020 to 2022 shows scant evidence of a climate focus → Read More

Fortune 500 companies delivered a new board diversity record, but it's not enough

Underrepresented groups are more present on company boards, but overall diversity is still limited → Read More

Adding a second cockpit door will cost airlines half a billion dollars

The new FAA's new safety requirement comes with a steep price tag → Read More

The Southern Baptist Convention kicked out two churches because they have female pastors

The US's largest protestant denomination says only men can lead congregations → Read More

American Millennials and GenZers feel wealthier than Boomers

Charles Schwab's survey on modern wealth found that younger generations are more likely to feel rich → Read More

The American Medical Association admits BMI is racist

The association warns caution in using the flawed metric, which among other things, does not consider race or ethnicity → Read More

Paris 2024 Olympics are in talks with LVMH for partnership deal

Organizers of the 2024 Olympics are hoping to strike a sponsorship deal with the French luxury goods company → Read More

Bud Light's replacement as America's favorite beer is pro-LGBTQ

Modelo Especial overtook Bud Light to become the nation's most popular beer → Read More

What does the air quality index really mean?

The metric shows that New York City is enduring the worst air quality in the world → Read More

Paid sick leave for workers could prevent 40% of restaurant food poisonings

The CDC found that many food illness outbreaks are directly connected to workers showing up sick → Read More

Almost 5,000 scientists are unionizing at the NIH

Early-career scientists at the world's largest research employer are getting together to fight for better employment → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes deserves neither your pity nor your attention

America's prisons are full of mothers—that we feel bad for this one shows the power of white privilege → Read More

Insurance coverage for Ozempic shows the complexity of obesity treatment

With weight loss medications, the line between healthcare and lifestyle can be blurry → Read More

The percentage of Americans skipping medical care because of cost is back at pre-Obamacare levels

Almost a third of Americans didn't seek care because of prices in 2022, 5% more than in 2020 → Read More

The NAACP says Florida is unsafe for Black and LGBTQ Americans

Florida governor Ron DeSantis's latest measures against DEI prompted a travel warning by the NAACP → Read More

An AstraZeneca executive said the quiet part about China out loud

AstraZeneca president Wang Lei said the company wants to be one that "loves the Communist Party" → Read More

2023 is the year of getting sick on a cruise

The reported occurrence of gastrointestinal diseases on cruises is worse than pre-covid → Read More

Guess how much big pharma paid in US taxes on $110 billion of profit in 2022

Pfizer, Merck, J&J, Gilead, Eli Lilly, Amgen BMS, and AbbVie paid a combined $2 billion in taxes → Read More

A simple skin patch shows promise for preventing peanut allergies

Results from a phase three trial are encouraging for children with peanut allergies → Read More