Post Tagged with: "public health"

A demonstration at the California capital May 2.

What Would George Washington Have Done?

By Nancy Spannaus May 2, 2020—The upsurge of public demonstrations against the public health measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 – and even denouncing them as “tyranny” — triggered this question in my mind: What would George Washington have done in the face of such resistance? General […]

by May 2, 2020 0 comments Commentary, News
National Service for Public Health?

National Service for Public Health?

By Nancy Spannaus April 9, 2020—The editorial in the April 8 online newsletter of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) calls for a “Bold Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” by the creation of a program of national service for public health. This FDR-style idea deserves immediate attention and action. […]

by April 9, 2020 0 comments healthcare, News Shorts
Gen. Washington deals with smallpox during the Revolutionary War.

U.S. Precedents in Protecting Public Health

By Nancy Spannaus March 17, 2020—The United States, and its predecessor colonies, have ample historical precedents for taking aggressive action to protect public health. It’s high time we put appropriate modern versions into effect. One of the first significant actions came during the Revolutionary War itself. The Continental Army had […]

by March 17, 2020 0 comments Commentary, healthcare