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The Contagion Next Time

Sandro Galea


In a few short months, COVID-19 devastated the world and, in particular, the United States. Yet America was already in poor health before COVID-19 appeared. Racism, marginalization, socioeconomic inequality—the failure to address these forces left America vulnerable to COVID-19 and the ensuing global health crisis it became. This book articulates the foundational forces shaping health in American society and how they can be strengthened to prevent the next outbreak from becoming a pandemic. Because while no one could have predicted that a pandemic would strike when it did, we did know that a p ... More

Keywords: COVID-19, United States, America, racism, marginalization, socioeconomic inequality, global health crisis, American society, pandemic, public health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780197576427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197576427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandro Galea, author
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor of the School of Public Health, Boston University