Image: Professors Sharon Friel (left) & Fran Baum (right) (RegNet)

Image: Professors Sharon Friel (left) & Fran Baum (right) (RegNet)

Offline: Reasons for hope- Professors Sharon Friel and Fram Baum quoted in The Lancet

9th October 2020

In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia, Professors Fran Baum and Sharon Friel argue that to solve the challenge of COVID-19 there is need for a biological as well as a social vaccine. By a social vaccine, they mean “a metaphor designed to shift the dominant biomedical orientation of the health sector towards the underlying distal factors that cause disease and suffering”. Their work was quoted in a commentary by The Lancet’s editor in chief Richard Horton. Read the commentary here.

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