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[Comment] Offline: Public health—when ideology trumps science

08 Oct 2016

Politicians call it a “war on diabetes”. With one in five Singaporeans projected to have diabetes (that's 1 million people) by 2050, the Government of Singapore responded earlier this year with welcome urgency. One can understand why. Today, diabetes costs Singapore S$1 billion. By 2050, that figure will likely have risen to S$2·5 billion. Painful past failures—the “war on cancer” and the “war on drugs”—have not deterred Singapore's public health leaders. They worry they face an unsustainable future.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet