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Malawi’s new leader | Racism in US health system

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2020


The consensus is that Malawi has pulled off a major democratic success with a presidential election rerun that saw Lazarus Chakwera emerge the winner. Adem K Abebe argues that the entire process has indeed been remarkable. But, he warns, the success of the country’s democratic dispensation will be measured on the extent to which it delivers public goods - opportunities, development and accountability - for the people.

Meanwhile, in the US, experts often cite factors like poverty, poor diet and stress for the disproportionately high rates at which Black Americans are dying from COVID-19. But as IUPUI scholars, Tamika Zapolski and Ukamaka Oruche explain, the US health care system itself shares the blame as African Americans face bias from providers. They experience longer wait times for appointments than white people and tend to lack clinics in their own neighbourhoods.

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Politics + Society

Lazarus Chakwera, the new president of Malawi. Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty Images

Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians

Adem K Abebe, University of Pretoria

The success of Malawi’s democratic dispensation will be measured on the extent to which it delivers public goods – opportunities, development, accountability – for the people.

Mortality rates for COVID-19 are two to three times higher for African Americans than whites. Getty Images/EyeEm/Robin Gentry

How racism in US health system hinders care and costs lives of African Americans

Tamika C.B. Zapolski, IUPUI; Ukamaka M. Oruche, IUPUI

COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African Americans and whites.

Health + Medicine

Why managing blood pressure matters during COVID-19 pandemic

Shukri F. Mohamed, African Population and Health Research Center

Most facilities prioritize COVID-19 cases. In addition, curfews are still in effect in Kenya, which affects the working hours of clinics providing hypertension care services.

Why safely reopening high school sports is going to be a lot harder than opening college and pro ball

Tamara Hew-Butler, Wayne State University; Phillip D. Levy, Wayne State University

Our experts offer safer ways to bring back amateur sports.

Environment + Energy

New research shows the South Pole is warming faster than the rest of the world

Kyle Clem, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Over the past 30 years, the South Pole has been one of the fastest changing places on Earth, warming more than three times quicker than the rest of the world.

Climate Explained: what Earth would be like if we hadn’t pumped greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

Laura Revell, University of Canterbury

If we had not altered the composition of the atmosphere at all through emitting greenhouse gases, particulate matter and ozone-destroying chemicals, the average temperature would have remained stable.


Coronavirus and cancer hijack the same parts in human cells to spread – and our team identified existing cancer drugs that could fight COVID-19

Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco

Kinases are cellular control switches. When they malfunction, they can cause cancer. The coronavirus hijacks these kinases to replicate, and cancer drugs that target them could fight COVID-19.

A few superspreaders transmit the majority of coronavirus cases

Elizabeth McGraw, Pennsylvania State University

Epidemiological data suggests that 80% of COVID-19 cases can be traced to just 20% of those infected with SARS-CoV-2.

En Français

Vague verte ? Abstention record ? Des élections municipales atypiques plus complexes qu’il n’y paraît

Claude Patriat, Auteurs fondateurs The Conversation France

L’abstention record et les bons scores écologistes s’expliquent aussi par le contexte très singulier du second tour des municipales.

Nature à l’école : le temps est-il venu de faire classe en plein air ?

Sylvain Wagnon, Université de Montpellier

Depuis la fin du confinement se multiplient les appels en faveur d’une école organisée en extérieur. Ce mouvement remet à l’honneur un courant pédagogique international déjà ancien. Explications.

En español

¿Para qué sirven los abuelos?

Jorge Laborda Fernández, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Los abuelos pudieron ser quienes permitieron el moderno desarrollo y evolución del ser humano.

La promoción del fraude académico a través de los buscadores

Jaume Sureda Negre, Universitat de les Illes Balears; Rubén Comas Forgas, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Las plataformas de venta de trabajos académicos, facilitadoras del fraude en la elaboración de dichos trabajos, apuestan de forma decidida por el marketing 'online' para captar clientes.


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