Social Protection

Our healthcare system is failing people without COVID-19. It’s time to address the hidden third wave.

A healthcare workers in protective gear pushes a patient past the emergency room as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at Infanta Sofia University hospital in Madrid, Spain, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera - RC2CKG91S07J

By prioritizing COVID-19, we have unintentionally left behind people living with cancer, rare diseases and other conditions. Image: REUTERS/Susana Vera

Lynsey Chediak
Lead, Precision Medicine, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum
Gareth Baynam
Medical Director, Rare Care Centre, Perth Children’s Hospital
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Cigna Study Finds Reduced Rates of Acute Non-Elective Hospitalizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hospitalization rates for acute, deadly diseases are down sharply from pre-COVID levels. Image: Cigna

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