Confronting Disinformation, Polarization, and Demagoguery. ASN Executive Vice President's Update

  • 1 Tod Ibrahim, MLA, is Executive Vice President, American Society of Nephrology, Washington, DC.
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Committed to creating a world without kidney diseases, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)—together with other members of the kidney community—has produced incredible results in federal legislative and regulatory policy during the past decade, such as the landmark Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health. At a national level, patient advocates, health professionals, and policymakers are rallying around the four priorities of ASN's We’re United 4 Kidney Health campaign: intervene earlier, transform transplant, accelerate innovation, and achieve equity.

Due to greater disinformation, polarization, and blowtorch politics, one in five people in the United States believes “The government, media, and financial