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  1. Dec 2020
    1. Whereas suicide prediction in medical systems is governed by laws such as the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as well as regulations that protect the safety of human research subjects, social medial platforms using the same technology do so outside the health-care system where it is almost completely unregulated, and corporations often maintain their prediction methods as proprietary trade secrets.

      absence of regulation for tech companies despite the presence of regulation for non-tech

    2. Cybercriminals could also place greater value on mental health data, as appears to have been the case in the recent hack of confidential treatment records of tens of thousands of psychotherapy patients in Finland.

      cybersecurity and privacy issues listed earlier in the text

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  2. Nov 2020
    1. Article explains why AI technology may not be as effective as it is proclaimed when it hits reality in medical field.

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  3. Oct 2020
    1. Bangladesh’s data-led innovative public health approach

      Do we have any info about this success? Can we research more about it? Is it related to the use of contact-tracing apps?

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  4. Aug 2020
    1. other initiatives.

      Even food programmes are linked to school attendance.

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    1. Funding for a vaccine has never been greater, with billions of dollars pouring in from around the world to make a product that could help to control the pandemic -- but the US, China and Europe have invested the most.

      ||NatasaPerucica|| an important aspect for our heealth diplomacy course.

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    1. Text provides first-hand experience on China during COVID crisis from the perspective of American professor teaching at the Chinese university. China, unlike the USA, dealt smartly on the crisis and 'delivered' on social contract with citizens by providing health security. Text highlights the following points on China and COVID-19:

      • Functional institutions from local to national level and leadership are essential for dealing with pandemics.
      • Trust in science, nurtured by Chinese education, helped trust in medical profession and government.
      • Digital tracing failed in China due to push back by tech companies concern for data protection. It was surprising news because Chinese tech companies are often portrayed as extension of government. Without tech solutions, China reverted to contact tracing by local communities building on old Confucian tradition which Communist Party built on. Local Communist organisations organised effective lock-down.
      • China's pandemic policy reflected their economic and social policies. Namely, they created space for economic self-help by companies and people. Unlike most of Western governments, they did not provide direct financial assistance. In a way, they were less 'socialist' than Western governments. While economically liberal, China has been very strict by imposing strict and sometimes drastic measures on citizens and society for the control of spread of virus.
      • The successful dealing with pandemics increased trust in government in China, including among those who have had anti-government views. Government 'delivered' on their part of social contract by providing people with security.
      • After pandemics, Chinese youth is more optimistic about the future than young people in other countries and regions.

      The article brings some contradictions which are worth further research. For example, it argues that Chinese could have buffered pandemic due to their personal savings. It is well-know that the less people trust their government the higher their personal savings are. How to reconcile high trust in government and high savings as sign of lack of trust. In the same time, in the USA personal savings are very low due to - among other factors - high trust in government. With trusted government 'rainy days' are not expected. Are we in the 'trust transition' in opposite directions in both China and USA. hardship due to developments. This contradicting requires better explanations.

      Author made some parallels with the USA failed response to COVID-19. Functional institutions and leadership are behind difference between USA and China. China has had strong institutions and effective leadership. USA missed both.

      ||Dragana|| ||Maja|| Maja, the above listed comments were made after reading this article suggested by Aldo. Additional comments are available further down in the text.

      ||JovanNj||||NatasaPerucica||||Katarina_An||||kat_hone|| Is there any economic theory or statistics that co-relate level of trust and level of personal savings. Is there data of savings per country?

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    1. For instance, the BigMedilytics project – which is funded by the EU – has used AI to improve the treatment of some of the 15 million Europeans who live with heart failure

      AI for health

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  5. Jun 2020
    1. When Nadella invoked the possibilities of a new alliance, he was alluding to the abrupt shift to telemedicine and virtual learning.

      Tech industry moving into telemedecine and virtual learning

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    1. This is a great challenge, but it is also an opportunity, an opportunity for countries and cities to join forces with WHO to build a Global Cities Network for Health Emergency Preparedness.

      this excerpts from Dr. Tedro's speech could of relevance for the Geneva City Hub.

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