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Climate change is starting to impact human health

Friday, December 2, 2022

Significance

Current government policies globally are not geared to limit this increase to prevent catastrophic events by mid-century. Climate change is already starting to show signs of worsening disease emergence and spread, and the impact on health and the healthcare sector will be challenging, unless mitigated.

Impacts

  • The Ukraine conflict and post-COVID-19 economy will reduce investment in research and healthcare in the medium term.
  • Stark regional and economic disparity in access to drugs and vaccines will mean developing countries will struggle to cope the most.
  • Non-infectious diseases, such as skin and respiratory illnesses, will also increase.

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