Public Health Post COVID-19: Predicting and Addressing the Needs of the Future

By Emely Sanchez, MPH, JD Candidate 2021, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has brought a reckoning in public health worldwide. Throughout this pandemic, the public health workforce has been exposed, overburdened, under-resourced, and overly criticized. When this pandemic ends, it will be necessary to examine not only the nation’s emergency response but also the future of domestic public health. Public health post COVID-19 will require a system that is actively becoming better prepared for the next pandemic. 

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