Public health activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Report from the US

Kenneth Rabin,

Lauren Rauh


With more than 6.5 million known cases and nearly 195,000 deaths as of 9 September 2020, the United States has been gravely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The nation’s response can only be described as inconsistent and ineffective. The role of the once preeminent US Centers for Disease Control has been undercut. The extent of infection and death can be attributed to the failure of many Americans to wear masks and maintain physical distance, appropriate behaviors which the nation’s political leadership has advocated to some degree but failed to adopt in practice.

Słowa kluczowe: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, COVID-19 dashboard, COVID-19 taskforce, Operation warp speed, USA

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