Friday Links

Faster drug access in the Netherlands (Drug Access Protocol) “Hospitals might annually exploit extra reimbursements of about 8%–10% from primary diagnosis manipulations” Comparison of costs and benefits of European country COVID-19 responses Health Affairs’ priorities for Biden. Fauci on Trump.

Resolving disputes rationally

Perhaps your friend–let’s call him Karl–thinks that a single payer system is the best health care system. Perhaps another friend–let’s call him Friedrich–disagrees and believe more free market systems work better. Karl thinks that Friedrich doesn’t care about poor people. Friedrich think your friend is naive in believing that the government would do a good…

COVID-19 and racial disparities

On the eve of Martin Luther King Day, let us take a quick look at the impact of COVID-19 by race/ethnicity. CDC reports rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. One can see that cases are higher for most minorities (except Asians) relative to Non-Hispanic Whites, but hospitalizations and deaths are much higher for all…