Neglect of U.S. Public Health System Impacting U.S. Pandemic Response

At the very moment the United States needed its public health infrastructure the most, many local health departments had all but crumbled, proving ill-equipped to carry out basic functions let alone serve as the last line of defense against COVID-19. Epidemiologists, academics and local health officials across the country say the nation’s public health system is one of many weaknesses that continue to leave the U.S. poorly prepared to handle the pandemic. Read more.