COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores Importance of Investment in Public Health – 2012 National Academies Report Has Lasting Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a harsh gentle on the penalties of persistent underinvestment in general public well being, and the limited recognition of its purpose. Unless of course there is a disaster, it is not constantly obvious that public health is “always on,” functioning quietly in the history on continual disease avoidance, vital data, sanitation, safe drinking water, safe food stuff, occupational ailments and personal injury, and an infection control.