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Laurie Garrett

Garrett at the 2008 Poptech conference.
Born 1951 (age 65–66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater UC Santa Cruz (B.A. 1975)
Occupation science journalist, author
Website www.lauriegarrett.com

What public health really is is a trust. That's why I used the term 'Betrayal of Trust' as the title of my book. It's a trust between the government and the people.
Laurie Garrett
There is no governing structure for a pandemic, and little more than vague political pressure to ensure limited access to life-sparing tools and medicines for more than half the world population.
Laurie Garrett
At no time in history have we succeeded in making, in a timely fashion, a specific vaccine for more than 260 million people.
Laurie Garrett
Most Americans think that public health is services for poor people, and since most Americans hate poor people and want all poor people's services destroyed, they hate public health.
Laurie Garrett
Without equity, pandemic battles will fail. Viruses will simply recirculate, and perhaps undergo mutations or changes that render vaccines useless, passing through the unprotected populations of the planet.
Laurie Garrett
'Contagion' should serve as a wake-up call not only about the germs, but perhaps more importantly about the frailty of governance, nationally and worldwide.
Laurie Garrett