on April 16, 2021
More than a year into the pandemic, it’s becoming ever more clear that whoever is not yet an expert in “risk-benefit calculations” better takes a course soon. (And if you suffer from SCT (“Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”, a possible “new mental health disorder” ) you might want to make it a long-term project, with logframe and all 😊)
As we’re already sort of in an economic mood, let’s continue. A while ago, some observers suggested WHO urgently needs a ‘Chief Economist’. Presumably, their underlying rationale was not, ‘now that everything in the world has become a market and for sale (including resource-constrained WHO), we might as well have a “chief economist” to do things properly’ 😊. Still, one might wonder, with recent WHO press releases like “COVAX reaches over 100 “economies” “ (Els Torreele on Twitter: “since when does WHO refer to countries, people, as ‘economies’?”), or when reading about Lucy Sullivan’s (rather serious) misgivings around the...