William A. Haseltine
William A. Haseltine
Contributor, The Yuan

William A. Haseltine, a scientist, biotech entrepreneur, and infectious disease expert, is Chair and President of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International.

Lessons learned during the pandemic must never be forgotten
As the COVID-19 pandemic fades into the past, people are eager to put it behind them and move on with their lives. However, the lessons taught by the pandemic must be remembered to prevent such a disaster from happening again.
William A. Haseltine  |  Jun 06, 2023
A viable path out of the pandemic is crucial
Most people now act as if COVID-19 is over, yet the virus remains active and dangerous. The limited ability of current vaccines and drugs to prevent infection or treat long-COVID means much more must be done before the threat posed by this pathogen is truly a thing of the past.
William A. Haseltine  |  Apr 05, 2023
Public health funding today keeps the doctor away
America’s chronic underinvestment in public health and disease prevention left it poorly prepared for the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the pandemic begins to wane, such mistakes are being repeated as public health spending is being cut back. A more proactive approach is needed to improve Americans’ health, increase the country’s readiness for the next pandemic, and free up funds to be spent on other priorities.
William A. Haseltine  |  Oct 04, 2022
Health messaging in the disinformation age
Domain knowledge
The spread of disinformation is akin to another pandemic, and poor communication and confusing, oft-changing advice from institutions like the US CDC make matters worse. Infectious disease expert William Haseltine looks at needful measures to rebuild trust, fight disinformation, and more effectively safeguard public health.
William A. Haseltine  |  Sep 13, 2022
Fixing the world’s public health data problem is critical
Issues of inadequate or missing data collection, and fragmented, incompatible health systems hampered the response to COVID-19 and threaten to do so in future outbreaks. Fortunately, several possible solutions could at least partly remedy this problem.
William A. Haseltine  |  Aug 29, 2022