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May 2023 Sandro Galea,
At some level, we failed at prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic. If our metric for success was preventing viral spread, illness, or death, then a pandemic in which the United States was hit harder than any other large country showed us that we fell substantially shorter in prevention than we might have hoped. With this as a motivating impulse, I suggest that we ask two questions: what caused the consequences of COVID-19 to be so devastating in the US? And, understanding that, what would be an intellectual and practical agenda for prevention going forward? More
April 2023 Joshua M. Sharfstein, Nicole Lurie,
A new vision for the field of public health emergency preparedness for the future, one that is integrally connected to a future vision for public health. More
November 2022 Sandro Galea,
Perhaps central to the resolution of the health challenges that emerged during COVID-19 shall be the trajectory of mental health disorders that increased during the pandemic. More
August 2022 Lawrence O. Gostin, Sandro Galea,
On August 17th, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky acknowledged the CDC’s flawed response to the COVID-19 pandemic and announced an agency-wide restructuring. More
August 2022 Gail R. Wilensky,
Although funding and access to health care have long been important issues in American public policy, far less attention has been paid to issues relating to public health. More
April 2022 Gail R. Wilensky,
Although it may be premature to regard the United States as in a postpandemic world, the health care workforce is showing signs of returning to its… More
March 2022 Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Jamila Michener, Brendan Nyhan, Thomas B. Pepinsky,
Context: The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has been unequally experienced across racial and ethnic groups. Mass vaccination is the most… More
March 2022 David Rosner,
In 1970, after a decade of struggle on the part of labor, and a decade of rising industrial accident rates, the Occupational Safety and Health… More
October 2021 Alan B. Cohen, Amanda Katchmar,
As health care spending in the United States climbed to seemingly unsustainable heights 40 years ago, some observers predicted that rationing of… More
July 2021 Richard M. Scheffler, Laura Alexander,
Richard Scheffler and Laura Alexander explore the consolidations of hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. More
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