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Jane Philpott

The Honourable Jane Philpott, MD, CCFP, MPH, PC is a Professor of Family Medicine, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is a medical doctor, educator, and former Member of Parliament. Her research interests include medical education, primary care, and the Indigenous health workforce.

 

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Vulnerable
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"The pandemic is not a natural disaster or an “act of God.” The effects of COVID-19 are the result of choices: to tax and spend in ways that benefit some and disadvantage others; to intervene or not intervene in the economy when market forces prevent individuals from meeting basic needs; to regulate in particular ways; to view health as the product of a combination of luck and personal choices rather than the product of colliding social, economic, and political factors; and to adopt particular foreign policies toward international cooperation, including foreign aid."

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