There was a legitimate outcry at the harassment public health officials in some states. What is the situation now and how important has been the support to health officers in the same areas?
Since the onset of the pandemic, scientists and public health professionals have been subjected to threats and other attacks as a result of their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 with public health interventions and information. In this webinar, leading U.S. public health experts will discuss the implications of these attacks, for targeted individuals and for society, and possibilities for addressing them.
Now more than ever, the United States needs a strong public health system. This is the moment for all to come together to appreciate the critical work of public health.
“Our nation’s safety is eroding beneath us because our public health workforce isn’t well,” said Brian Castrucci, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation.
Local health officials handling the day-to-day response to the coronavirus crisis have faced hostility like never before, according to a new study of 1,499 episodes of harassment during the first year of the pandemic.