Matthew Kavanagh

Matthew Kavanagh

@MMKavanagh

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prof at @georgetown @globalhealthGU | director, global health policy & politics initiative @oneillinstitute | public health, law, politics | PhD poli sci

Washington, DC
Joined on May 22, 2012
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3. Metrics for measuring preparedness “have not had sufficient regard for leadership and political factors which have a bearing on how countries respond.” Global health politics has been saying for years, invisibilised by the focus on countable/quant metrics @MMKavanagh

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It took less than 45 minutes for all the vaccine appointments that opened up in DC this morning to be claimed.

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On the global #CovidVaccine  failure thus far: "More than 39 million doses of vaccine have now been administered in at least 49 higher-income countries.Just 25 doses have been given in one low-income country. Not 25 million. not 25 thousand. 25" @DrTedros
 #EB148 https://t.co/wv83ZtPXTs

On the global #CovidVaccine failure thus far: "More than 39 million doses of vaccine have now been administered in at least 49 higher-income countries.Just 25 doses have been given in one low-income country. Not 25 million. not 25 thousand. 25" @DrTedros #EB148 https://t.co/wv83ZtPXTs

Quoted @CelesteHeadlee

Today, hundreds of public radio employees, past and current, join together to demand reform to our industry. Please read our open letter: "An Anti-Racist Future: A Vision and Plan for the Transformation of Public Media" https://t.co/5JXqWRexSD

“We’re not a mostly white and male industry because we consciously think white males are better, but because we live in a racist, sexist, society that has conditioned us to view white male heteronormative as the standard” Important today from pub radio folx relevant to many of us https://t.co/FmBGVwtLRt

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Quoted @NationOnlineMw

and our situation is that we're a country with a debt of 4.1 trillion & so we don't have all the money in the world to fight this pandemic.

This quote from Malawi’s Chakwera says it all. #GlobalEconomy + #Pandemics https://t.co/0iuvAfvcyg

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Quoted @AlexCTaliadoros

Who is dying: Who is vaccinated: https://t.co/VOEWzaaXwX

Who is dying:           Who is vaccinated: https://t.co/VOEWzaaXwX

This is avoidable. @_DCHealth assertion that this is about hesitancy does not hold water. Plan to counter inequalities or you get... inequality. https://t.co/3y4XGrzWK2

Quoted @povertyscholar

As an undergrad I worked 2-3 campus jobs at a time. Serving in the dining hall, delivering papers, RA work etc. It was one of the reasons I felt estranged from my campus peers—I was working so much more than them. If one of my jobs had paid well, it would have been a game changer https://t.co/afJ590lj3y

College services and research depend on those of us who work through college (I washed sweaty towels in the gym, RAed, stacked books in the library). Academics can pay $15/hr. https://t.co/qaFS8tBLqD

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#COVID19 update in Africa as of 16/01/2021 at 6 PM EAT. Cases -- 3,211,141., Deaths – 77,720 and Recoveries --2,619,687. 
More at https://t.co/7xkrFH4etK
#AfricaResponds 
#TestTraceTreat 
#FactsNotFear https://t.co/8gA93xrr4a

#COVID19 update in Africa as of 16/01/2021 at 6 PM EAT. Cases -- 3,211,141., Deaths – 77,720 and Recoveries --2,619,687. More at https://t.co/7xkrFH4etK #AfricaResponds #TestTraceTreat #FactsNotFear https://t.co/8gA93xrr4a

... oh and “resigning” because of the capital insurrection on the day you’re about to be replaced anyway? THAT is classic. Bye.

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Quoted @MMKavanagh

Remarkable (appalling) spin on #COVID failure by @SecAzar: "If a novel virus like this emerged in a Democratic nation, this epidemic would have never happened" Trump admin practices "radical transparency" In February "no immediate threat" CDC thrown under bus. https://t.co/vomxm4r6Vo https://t.co/y18kBtNREp

Remarkable (appalling) spin on #COVID failure by @SecAzar:
"If a novel virus like this emerged in a Democratic nation, this epidemic would have never happened" 
Trump admin practices "radical transparency" 
In February "no immediate threat"  
CDC thrown under bus. https://t.co/vomxm4r6Vo https://t.co/y18kBtNREp

Bringing that skill set into governing gets you this... 👇. Let’s not anymore? https://t.co/otAZiRFAbN

Quoted @peopleb4pharma

Gilead has a long history of price gouging Rx drugs, like Sovaldi that treats Hep C. Gilead’s monopoly control over the price isn’t b/c they discovered it. It’s b/c they used a merger to get research paid for by our tax $.Tell Gilead - no more price gouging #LowerDrugPricesNow

Execs have gotten very good at using intellectual property laws to exact high rents on knowledge they buy up from smaller companies (this the actual r&d costs are knowable, even if they’re kept secret) Eg 👇 https://t.co/Rz1vU42uVg

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Meanwhile industry execs have done everything in their power to slip out from under 340B Drug Pricing Program requiring them to provide more affordable drugs for hospitals & clinics serving low income people ... https://t.co/lYpf1OQgkf

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Quoted @Kidfears99

Eli Lilly conspired with its competitors to price fix BASIC INSULIN and increase the price from $21/vial to $275+/vial. One vial lasts me about a week and I die in 48-72 hours without it. You exploit our human need for insulin to line ur own pockets. You can’t fake morality. https://t.co/EK4kT7OsX4

Take insulin prices for example—Azar came from Lilly which has come up with all sorts of excuses for why it can/should/must hike insulin prices despite no innovation. The company has been hugely successful at misinformation, far less successful at public health or innovation 👇 https://t.co/QTgja0rjWY

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Quoted @ProfLWiley

The Trump administration has been lying about how many vaccine doses the US has. Azar lied about a stockpile that does not exist while bullying states into opening up access to all over-65s ahead of schedule. https://t.co/vA7dbZu3Qr

A not-small take away from COVID crisis: top executives in Pharma incentivized to lie/not “know.” Hiring this one to run HHS? lies, spin + world’s largest COVID failure. 400k dead. Not being hyperbolic, this is a structural prob b/c of perverse industry & governance incentives 🧵 https://t.co/rznBPsvVYk

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Quoted @alondra

Sound science will touch every aspect of what the Biden Administration does–from new policy, to addressing social inequality, to the implications of new technologies. As Deputy Director for Science and Society, inclusive and trustworthy science will have a place in government.

This is a super smart pick and a really interesting signal about science in the Biden-Harris admin. https://t.co/FZVUYPnC1P

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The medicines system isn’t broken, it’s working like it was designed to. That’s the problem. @pritikrishtel knocked this out of the park. https://t.co/2suarhLYt2

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Ok the grant is in--with a good 6 minutes to spare! 
So what's happening in the rest of the world? https://t.co/HSLghchOZK

Ok the grant is in--with a good 6 minutes to spare! So what's happening in the rest of the world? https://t.co/HSLghchOZK

Quoted @TAC

The TAC mourns the loss of Andrew Mosane, our former PLHIV sector rep. Our Chairperson @SibongileTsha14 said Com Andrew should be remembered "as a force. A selfless leader who advocated for the rights of PLHIV and broader Healthcare users in both official & unofficial capacities" https://t.co/6GfUfFCJuj

The TAC mourns the loss of Andrew Mosane, our former PLHIV sector rep. Our Chairperson @SibongileTsha14 said Com Andrew should be remembered "as a force. A selfless leader who advocated for the rights of PLHIV and broader Healthcare users in both official & unofficial capacities" https://t.co/6GfUfFCJuj

This is really a sad loss, rest in power Andrew https://t.co/RB3YP2us3G

Quoted @MMKavanagh

🚨Job, help spread the word🗣️ Our team @oneillinstitute is recruiting a new Program Coordinator--great job for someone who geeks out on coordination, admin, and light data work + excited about international politics, human rights, and global health https://t.co/DXf2ORvflW https://t.co/aNpcKb7bl7

🚨Job, help spread the word🗣️ Our team @oneillinstitute  is recruiting a new Program Coordinator--great job for someone who geeks out on coordination, admin, and light data work +  excited about international politics, human rights, and global health
https://t.co/DXf2ORvflW https://t.co/aNpcKb7bl7

re-upping this position--interviews starting, open until filled, fun team. Work w @lfnorato @udnore @mplngr @KashishAneja_ @kfginsbach https://t.co/DGKUb9FlGR

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