Our county, state, and federal public health programs have worked valiantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts have been directed at containing outbreaks and promoting mitigation measures, such as use of masks, social distancing, and contact tracing, while encouraging, facilitating, and implementing several vaccination protocols. Yet, the outcomes they achieved have been mixed at best. Why?
A foundational problem with our COVID-19 public health response has been the failure to achieve coordinated national action across counties and states. Pandemics recognize no borders. A unitary response by everyone is essential to successful containment and eradication. Read more