US Public Health in Crisis as Covid Prompts Curbs on Officials’ Powers

As the pandemic showed their importance, across the US laws have sought to restrict public health actions: “It’s a pretty grim future.”

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More than half of US states have introduced new laws to restrict public health actions, including policies requiring quarantine or isolation and mandating vaccines or masks. Between the new laws and the massive workforce departures during the pandemic, public health in America is now in crisis, experts say.

The new restrictions and shortages not only affect responses to the coronavirus but also make it harder to contain outbreaks of the flu, measles and other health crises, and they put the US in a weaker position to combat future pandemics. Read more at the Guardian.

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