5 Priorities Needed, To Address Pandemic Risks, Now, And In The Future

While we all, around the world, are currently, feeling, and will probably, for a period to come, the effects, both, health-related, as well as economic, etc, (of this pandemic), instead of focusing on what's most needed, and necessary, several politicians, seem to be embracing, the politics, as usual, rhetoric, and populism, which has been prevalent in this nation, for some time, but exacerbated, seemingly exponentially, these last three years! What we truly need, and is essential for citizens to demand, is from this point - on, these 5 priorities are needed, to protect the citizens of the world and this nation! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, what these are, and why this is important and necessary.
1. Present-day: Shouldn't our current policy, be guided by public health professionals, and professional economic public planners? The effort has been late - to - the - table, as far as this administration's response and reactions! By now, nearly everyone has heard, of, Social Spacing, and how essential it is, to flatten - the - curve! Unfortunately, because President Trump, articulated a message, which minimized the virus' danger, our nation's response, and the focus of many citizens, reacted accordingly! We are told by the experts, the public must pay keen attention, self - isolate, wear gloves, if needed (and a mask, at times), and limit public interactions. This is why, some Governors, such as New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, reacted, well before our national response, by putting health concerns, ahead of economic ones, and limited going to the office, to essential services, only. As time has gone by, these restrictions, have been toughened, in order to hopefully, address the crisis! Our President has now, issued Executive Orders, which align with that, but, still, many of our nation's Governors, still, haven't stood - up, and addressed what's needed, and necessary. In addition, we need to protect our Health Professionals, by having sufficient amounts of protective gear, as well as respirators, etc, in order to beat this thing, sooner, rather than later!
2. Future policies: Many believe, this experience will change many of our behaviors, and ways of doing things, into the future! Making certain, all necessary components, including having a Pandemic Board, reacting sooner, etc, makes more sense! Restaurants will probably alter seating, and table - set - ups, to reduce the number, and proximity of restaurant tables! However, this probably means, there will be fewer establishments, because it will make it, even more challenging, to make the venture, sufficiently profitable. We will probably, see more sanitary preventions, both, personal and business - wise, which are sensible, and necessary! We will probably, also, witness, more people, voluntarily, self - isolate, when they have unusual, potentially risky, symptoms.
3. Public health, etc: We must prioritize, public health, the CDC, Pandemic Panels, etc, being, in - place, on an ongoing, preventative basis!
4. Better inter-nation reporting, etc: Nations must support a stronger, World Health Organization, or similar, in order, to ensure, there is an international, quick, clearinghouse!
5. Further study into epidemiology: We need, more focus, on what causes, these health issues, and, stockpile, strategic preventive medicines, if possible, and the necessary gear, to protect our citizens, on a more timely basis!
Wake up, America, because, unless/ until, we begin to demand more responsible, responsive, health-oriented policies, and systems, we will continue, to be, at - risk! We can't fix the economy, at the expense of public health!
Richard has owned businesses, been a COO, CEO, Director of Development, consultant, professionally run events, consulted to thousands, conducted personal development seminars, and worked on political campaigns, for 4 decades. Rich has written three books and thousands of articles. Website: http://plan2lead.net and LIKE the Facebook page for common sense: http://facebook.com/commonsense4all
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