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Welcome back to global health, America: An open letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Dear Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

You will be taking charge of the US administration at a critical time for both the US and the world. The global covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 50 million people and 12 million Americans, caused the deaths of more than one million people, and is far from over. As we grieve lost family and friends, frontline health and other key workers battle stress and exhaustion, and the livelihoods of millions have been destroyed; this is the right time for America to rejoin the global community in health and lead the way.

The pandemic is deepening existing inequalities, including gender inequality, and that makes us all more vulnerable. We propose seven areas for action where the US can lead and offer support in building a stronger and more equal world…

Dhatt, R., Ouedraogo, S., Hillware, S., & Keeling, A. (2020). Welcome back to global health, America: An open letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The BMJ Opinion.

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