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And we must know that whatever happens, healthcare provision in Ghana would never be the same again post this pandemic

COVID-19: The Chronic Disease Management Conundrum

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.” -John F. Kennedy

In our view therefore, unless the patient is willing to put their information out or permits same, it will be an unacceptable breach of confidentiality if they were coerced or the information was released without their consent.

Patient Confidentiality in a Public Health Emergency

“In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself within a dark wood where the straightway was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell what a wild, and rough, and stubborn wood this was, which in my thought renews the fear!” –Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy

From a logistic standpoint, some have argued that this could either be a result of a lack of appropriate testing facilities in many of the fifty-four countries on the African continent. At the start of the epidemic, ....

Understanding The Low Rate of COVID-19 Infections In Africa

“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.”

We cannot allow our society to become sitting ducks in an epidemic; the nature of which the world is still trying to elucidate and understand.

COVID-19 and The Inherent Conspiracy Theory Risks. Image credit -The Bangkok Post

“Conspiracy theories are really attractive. Figuring out patterns is one of the things that get your brain to give you a nice dose of chemical reward, the little ping of dopamine and whatever else that keeps you smiling. As a result, your brain is pretty good at finding patterns and at disregarding information that doesn’t fit. Which means it’s also pretty good at finding false patterns, and at confirmation bias, and a bunch of other things that can be fatal. Our brains are also really good at making us the centre of a narrative because it’s what we evolved for.”

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