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

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a severe light on the effects of long-term underinvestment in general public well being, and the limited recognition of its function. Except if there is a crisis, it is not often clear that public health and fitness is “always on,” functioning quietly in the background on serious sickness prevention, critical statistics, sanitation, harmless drinking water, protected foods, occupational conditions and personal injury, and infection regulate.