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Category: Global health
June 1, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Bill Gates should donate more to foundation now

This is in response to the article of “Bill Gates cuts back on gifts to foundation.” John Pinette, a spokesperson for Gates, provides not a very convincing case for cutting back billions to the foundation by Gates. His reason for cutting back is because of the challenges of distributing large amounts of money where it…

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June 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Tuberculosis

TB, not swine flu, the real threat Thank you for the guest column on tuberculosis ["A never-ending battle to keep TB at bay," Opinion, June 15]. It is strange that the world is very concerned about swine flu and is spending a lot of time, money and expertise to treat people in case a lot of…

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May 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Gates Foundation criticism

Can share wealth any way it pleases In regard to the article in The Times about some folks complaining that Bill Gates needs more transparency in his philanthropy ["Journal article critical of Gates giving," NW Saturday, May 9] — ingrates! Gates can put his money anywhere he damn well pleases. It’s his money. And nobody can say…

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May 8, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Global health initiative

Massive cut to AIDS funding President Obama’s global health initiative, unveiled Tuesday, essentially amounts to a $6.6 billion cut to the already-approved funding level for AIDS programs ["Obama administration seeks $63B for world health," seattletimes.com, Politics & Government, May 5]. In countries most dramatically affected by the epidemic, it will mean that newly diagnosed HIV patients will…

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May 1, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Swine-flu outbreak

Alan Berner / The Seattle Times Flu screeners at Seattle’s Polyclinic are equipped with hand sanitizers and a list of questions. Kudos for swift public-school response Editor, The Times: Seattle Public Schools should be congratulated for its response to recent concerns regarding the swine flu ["More schools close as flu worries rise," page one, May 1]. As someone who…

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April 30, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Swine flu

Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times Madrona K-8 School was shut down because a student there possibly came down with swine flu. A Seattle and King County Public Health order is taped to a door. Any more dangerous than regular flu? Editor, The Times: Could we have some actual reporting on this swine-flu issue? For example, everyone is getting…

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April 29, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Swine flu in Mexico

No pandemonium in Mexico City I grew up in the Seattle area, went to Lynnwood High School and the UW, but am now living in Mexico City. With all the news I read in U.S. newspapers about Mexico, it would appear that the country is falling apart [“As swine flu spreads, world watches, worries,” page one,…

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April 27, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Swine flu

Guillermo Arias / The Associated Press Axel Sanchez wears a protective face mask as he waits for his flight at the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday. In Mexico, scores of deaths have been reported from a new strain of swine flu. Life imitating art? Editor, The Times: Is it just me or does all this pandemonium remind you of…

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March 20, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Soccer and international aid

Time for government to play ball Editor, The Times: Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times Soccer legend Kasey Keller leads the Sounders on to the field Thursday. In times of cascading financial tragedy and the death of the P-I, thank you for continuing to publish one of the finest reporters in the country, Kristi Heim. Her blog is fantastic! On March 18,…

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