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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

7 Ways COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare for the Better

How’s this for an indefensible position: The 1918 Spanish flu was good for public health.

Yes, the pandemic hit a weak and weary global population just as World War I was ending, killing 50 million people worldwide. But it also changed healthcare forever—for the better.

The modern era of epidemiology was born, for example, as researchers raced to understand how infectious disease spreads person to person.