We can promote population health while leading, first, with promoting the health of those who are most vulnerable....more
The Turning Point
As we re-emerge from the pandemic, 2021 stands to be a turning point year for public health. In The Turning Point’s weekly essays, Michael Stein and Sandro Galea reflect on what we learned during 2020, and what we are learning during 2021 that can guide us to the creation of a better, healthier world.
With the excitement of growing numbers of persons getting vaccinated nowadays, we are wont to forget the period when we quietly absorbed that we had no government help at all....more
In the case of Covid-19, core to our thinking should be avoiding severity of disease and death. And as circumstances change that shape the risk of both, so should our thinking, our level of concern, and where we concentrate our energies....more
This rise in visibility, and the growing reliance of policy-making on the opinion of scientific experts, comes with power — the power to influence decisions, and to change, literally, daily life for millions of Americans....more
It is perhaps one of the central lessons of the Covid moment that we need to invest in doing the hard work of deciding how to prioritize rare and important supplies before, not during, a crisis....more
In The Turning Point’s weekly essays, we will look backward and forward. What lessons have we absorbed during 2020, and will we learn as 2021 unfolds, that can guide us to the creation of a better, healthier world?...more