I agree asbolutely that public health is important.
Lipkin says societies need to be more proactive in combating the dangers. \”People need to understand that science is critical to address these kinds of challenges and respond in real time,\” he said. \”We need to be prepared. We need better bio-surveillance, with better detection and better ability to develop vaccines. However, our public health system is underfunded and overwhelmed, and we need more scientists.\”
However, that last isn\’t really true.
We have armies of \”public health\” scientists. However, instead of worrying about pandemics they\’re all off being five a day consultants and worrying about health inequality. If they were actually doing public health rather than being the medicine wing of the sociology department then we\’d have plenty of resources and scientists.
Assuming that any of them can still do science that is.