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[Comment] Offline: Migration—the new revolution

40 944 people have migrated to Europe so far in 2018. 960 people have died trying to do so, making migration an immediate European health emergency. Yet the medical and public health communities across Europe remain strangely silent. Why is that? The main destinations for those leaving their homelands have been Italy (16 228), Greece (12 514), and Spain (12 155). Although the political consequences of migration seem to be growing—a new and abrasive anti-immigration regime in Italy, Angela Merkel’s precarious coalition in Germany, and continuing fears of free movement of people to Brexit Britain—these figures are actually in decline.

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