Multi paragraph essay (2 pages; no cover page) with three questions. At least one Scholarly Journal source. Textbook is Health Policymaking in the United States. By Beaufort B. Longest. I cannot attach the textbook. Must also watch the YouTube video.
Covid-19 could be one of the largest public health incidents in human history. The last time was the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in human history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide-about one-third of the planet’s population -and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans. As of October 5, 2000, more than 35.3 million COVID-19 cases have been reported across 188 countries with more than 1.03 million deaths. In the U.S. more than 7 million people have been infected and more than 200,000 have died. As we go into the winter, tens of thousands of new cases are reported everyday nationwide. The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization just said the agency’s “best estimates” indicate roughly 10% of population worldwide may have already been infected by the coronavirus – more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases – and warned of difficult period ahead.
Several years ago, Billionaire Bill Gates predicted coronavirus-like outbreak. He warned that it takes years to find a cure for a new form of virus outbreak. He gave a warning that the world wasn’t prepared for pandemics, which should “concern us all.” Speaking in 2018, Gates said he believed the “world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serous way it prepare for war.”
Watch the 2015 Ted Talk by Bill Gates “The next Outbreak? We’re not ready”. Do a small research, and discuss the following questions At Health Policy Level:
1. Gates said “history has taught us there will be another deadly global pandemic” but why are we (United States) still so ill-prepared for a pandemic like COVID-19?
2. How do we (United States) exactly “flatten the curve” in the coming cold season?
3. How should we (United States) prepare for a possible pandemic in the future?
The video to watch is the following:
Reference for textbook is the following:
Longest, B. B. (2016). Health Policymaking in the United States (6th ed). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.