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The importance of science and public policy in Brazil’s Covid-19 fight

Science must work hand in hand with public policy in order to build a solid platform to fight diseases

The importance of science and public policy in Brazil's Covid-19 fight
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Overcoming Covid-19 in Brazil is as much a matter of public policy as it is a medical and scientific endeavor. The same could be said for any country and almost all diseases, even those that have yet to be discovered. It is understandable that we, as a society, forget how much public policy and science affect our daily lives. Both can be confusing, take years to implement, and are often conducted behind closed doors. Appreciating how much the two are interdependent is equally elusive.

But the Covid-19 pandemic is shedding new light on this important relationship.

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