While we are studying this HSA 4113 global health course, we all understand this much better through this current “once- in-a-century pandemic”:
Public health is everyone’s business and responsibility. By its nature, public health matters to us all. Public health is not merely domestic health. It is global health.
We had a very good Discussion in previous weeks on COVID-19 crisis. I really enjoyed reading your posts. A lot of valuable ideals came from this class. Just in a few weeks after our last Discussion, the COVID-19 has spread this nation and all around the world again in a dramatic fashion. Right now we are still facing a rapidly evolving situation every day. A crisis on this scale can reorder our society and the world in dramatic ways. How and when will the pandemic end? Many people ask, but nobody knows exactly. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, projected, millions of Americans will contract COVID-19 and between 100,000 and 200,000 people could succumb to it. Dr. Fauci said several days ago: “We are now having 40-plus-thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so I am very concerned.” As of July 5, more than 11.3 million cases have been reported, resulting in more than 531,000 deaths Worldwide. Some countries are still experiencing the steepest growth in cases and deaths.
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Please do your research, and discuss the following questions in this forum.
1. If you think we are ill-prepared for this pandemic, what changes should we make?
2. What can the US learn from other countries on COVID-19?
3. How should we rebuild the US health care system in a long-term?
4. How should we rebuild the global public health system in a long-term if you believe in the “global village” concept?
Stay safe and healthy!