Public health: How politicians always get it wrong!
The COVID-19 Virus Thanks to COVID-19, public health has emerged as the top national security risk everywhere. And it has triggered off a string of socioeconomic pandemics that no other shock before triggered: There is rising; national debt; the collapse of economic activity; unemployment and surging incidence of poverty. The demand for governments to spend more to support the economy has never been so high! In the past politicians and technocrats have treated Public health as a low priority risk. Ranking low after defense and public service salaries in budgetary allocations. They were always wrong! Even when the pandemic came calling, the response was lethargic at first. Torn between averting an economic and a public health disaster, they stuttered. They were unprepared for a sudden shock and bungled the COVID-19 pandemic as they did a hundred years earlier during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19. The scourge was sudden, extreme, and swift and there was no known cure. Epid