CTNJ Opinion: Remember Public Health’s Value After COVID Is Gone

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The COVID-19 pandemic has focused a bright light on the weakness of the U.S. public health system. Countries with strong public health systems fared much better in controlling the virus’ spread. America used to have a strong public health system. From 1900 to 2000, life expectancy rose by 30 years. Contrary to public opinion, it was public health, not medical advances, that saved us. Clean water, safer food, and control of infectious disease made the difference. Read more