Yes, we will get through this pandemic, but we must learn the lessons from it. We as leaders must consider these sobering takeaways to use our Voices and be accountable for following through.
- Fund hospitals and healthcare workers. The SYSTEM must change. Investing in the organizations and people who protect us should be our #1 priority. Healthcare workers must have the resources necessary to provide the kind of heroic care that COVID-19 has required of them.
- Fund public health supplies and talent. We are unprepared and unorganized for COVID-19. Along with stocking adequate supplies, we must also fund our public health sector and the salaries we pay public health professionals to be competitive, so they attract top talent.
- Adopt global pandemic standards. Unity is the only way. Government & Healthcare leaders across countries must work together as ONE. They must adopt and follow shared standards for transparently reporting and responding to outbreaks like COVID-19 to flatten future global pandemic curves.
What other lessons do you think COVID-19 is teaching us?