The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the importance of investing in public health systems and research to inform decisions about how to respond, says Prof. Steven Hoffman

The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the importance of investing in public health systems and research to inform decisions about how to respond, says Prof. Steven Hoffman

Decisions made during a pandemic rightly evolve based on what we learn, but the most important lesson may be the need to invest more in public health before the next pandemic, Professor Steven Hoffman argues in a new oped in the Toronto Star. Hoffman is director of the Global Strategy Lab at York and the Dahdaleh Distinguished Chair in Global Governance & Legal Epidemiology in the Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School. He has been appointed by the UN Deputy Secretary-General to lead the development of a United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery. He contributed the oped to the Toronto Star as a member of the Trudeau Foundation’s COVID-19 Impact Committee. It is available here.