COVID-19 Outcomes Depended on Preventative Care as Much as Pandemic Preparedness – in-Training

Read article - An opinion piece by Cassie Kosarek, Geisel '20, in which she discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of preventative care. "I am impressed by the dedication of my attending physicians and residents. Many are coming in early; more are leaving late. Residents who were supposed to have time off have stepped in for their quarantined colleagues. Overall, I am proud to be joining this guild," says Kosarek. "But I am also coming of age in medicine at a time when it has become obvious that heroic healthcare workers and our reactionary methods are no longer sustainable. Our lack of preparedness and de-emphasis on chronic disease prevention likely portends worse health outcomes for many COVID-19 patients."