• Preventing the Next Health Crisis Depends on Health Workers. We Need 18 Million More

    13 days ago - By Time

    Over 115,000 health and care workers died during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a physician who's cared for patients with COVID-19, malaria and Ebola, I've seen too many colleagues make the ultimate sacrifice on the frontlines. I'm not surprised experts responding to TIME's survey ranked bolstering the world's public health workforce, particularly in rural and remote regions, as one of the top five of nearly 50 strategies to prepare for the next pandemic. But I'm concerned they ranked this the least feasible strategy amongst the top five.
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  • To Fix America's Broken Health Care System, We Must Rethink Who Counts as an Expert

    To Fix America's Broken Health Care System, We Must Rethink Who Counts as an Expert

    13 days ago - By Time

    Americans are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic like survivors of a wildfire surveying an unfamiliar landscape. As we take stock of what's left, we are forced to rebuild, but we need not simply restore what was taken in a hollow echo of what we knew before. We can make health care and the infrastructure that supports it better, stronger, more resilient. To do that, as we learned at great cost over the past 15 months, we must value all the stakeholders in the system: not just insurance executives and hospital CEOs, but patients, disabled people, older adults, low-income people, people of...
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  • ‘I Truly Did Find My Calling.' Meet the Young People Shaping Health Care's Post-Pandemic Future

    ‘I Truly Did Find My Calling.' Meet the Young People Shaping Health Care's Post-Pandemic Future

    13 days ago - By Time

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been exhausting for the world's health care workers, who have spent the last year-plus putting their lives on the line to keep the rest of us safe and healthy. Now, their tireless efforts are inspiring a new generation to join their ranks: applications to U.S. medical schools shot up nearly 20% in fall 2021, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Individual schools are reporting similar spikes-New York University's Rory Meyers College of Nursing saw a 33% increase in applications this year over the previous year, for instance.
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