on May 22, 2020
I’ll keep it short in this week’s intro, to make up for last week’s rather lengthy one, and more importantly, because we have two co-editorials this week on the main global health event of the week, the 73rd World Health Assembly. By investigative journalist Priti Patnaik (focusing on the resolution)and Remco van de Pas (ITM), more on the broader picture.
As for the title of this intro, no prizes to be won whom that refers to 😊. Global health scholars like Suerie Moon (“Trump is like a bully in a schoolyard”) and Lawrence Gostin (via our GHN colleagues), “There are two naughty children in the room; they’re both really big and they’re both bullies.” already didn’t really mince words, earlier this week. But let’s face it, one of the bullies is so much smarter than the other, which is part of the reason why the WHA was a stunning disaster for the Donald. He’ll need a lot of hydroxychloroquine to recover from that.
Do allow me one ultra-short reflection...