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The Truth: How Much is Our Safety Worth?

Recently, when traveling abroad to conduct research for a medical sociological study, I recognized the risks many journalists are willing to take in order to get a story and make information widely available. I went to Havana, Cuba to investigate how the country’s trade embargo has affected citizen’s access to medicines, which has inadvertently impacted the quality of healthcare the people of Cuba receive. I set out to interview doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and public health officials. I quickly realized people were hesitant to speak openly about health in their country, despite the fact that they have some of the best health outcomes of any industrialized nation, far surpassing that of the United States.

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