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Will the COVID-19 pandemic bring us closer to global healthcare?
Michael Schubert | | Opinion
May 2020 has been a divisive month for the world. Some states and countries are lifting lockdown restrictions; others are doubling down. Some people have access to free testing and effective contact tracing; others feel underinformed, unsafe, or have concerns about privacy and security. Whereas many administrations have laid out clear plans, others are still subject to uncertainty, criticism, or a lack of clarity in their messaging.
Amidst the whirlwind of change, I can’t help but recall a message from epidemiologist Keren Landsman in last month’s feature article: “Because future pandemics are an absolute certainty, I hope that we learn to work together as a global community.” Landsman calls for a coordination of health efforts worldwide – “a truly global health system.” Is such a thing possible?
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