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VOLUME 2 , ISSUE 1--2 ( January-June, 2023 ) > List of Articles


Social Challenges that Affect the Attitude of Citizens toward New Medicine

Drago Kraljević

Keywords : Fourth industrial revolution, Knowledge limitations, New medicine, Post-coronavirus disease of 2019 social context, Scientism

Citation Information : Kraljević D. Social Challenges that Affect the Attitude of Citizens toward New Medicine. 2023; 2 (1--2):36-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11005-0046

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-09-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


After the proclaimed coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, mankind is facing a global crisis as the consequences have unprecedented impacts on the economics, politics, health systems, and societies as a whole. The influence of powerful corporations and banks is expanding and permeating into international organizations’ areas of influence and activities, especially the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union, along with national governments. At the same time, a new paradigm is “offered” by these key players to the world that intends to transform society into a technocratic system centered around the idea of transhumanism and governed by a “New world government” that is not based on democratic foundations. Science has become the religion of our time, and such “scientism” directly influences human life, particularly the health and the healthcare system. The final outcome of this deep societal paradigm change is publicly well-disclosed, but what remains elusive is how will society members, and humans, react to the changes that are already being imposed to reach the technocratic/transhumanistic society transformation.

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