“It’s been more than 100 days since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Several red flags were missed, so what can we learn from those mistakes?
Public health’s real power comes from something less tangible—trust. Trust that the people running these health agencies act in the public’s best interest. Trust that they will share accurate and timely information. Trust that they treat all people equally and fairly. And, trust that public health decisions are backed by science and untainted by political partisanship
Although public health officials have advised people to avoid large groups and encouraged people to wear face coverings in public, it’s not enough and that’s why we have to do our part
It’s important now than ever to stay informed about the severity of COVID-19 in your area and take precautions. If you develop symptoms that you think are similar to that of COVID-19 I urge you to get tested ASAP
Stay safe and remember to ALWAYS wear a mask when you’re out in public to slow down the spread of COVID-19
You can also check out @better_care_america to learn more about healthcare related resources available to you and your loved ones!”
100 Days Into This Pandemic And Some Of Us Are Still Unprepared
Umar is a dental student who understands the importance of developing routine healthcare habits. After all, what requires more daily health maintenance than your teeth? Over 100 days into this crisis, Umar is reminding us of ways to stay on top of our health and be prepared for a worst case scenario.