Novel coronavirus (117) CoVID-19 Is Exposing Deficiencies in U.S. Health Care - HBR

13 March, 2020

Please find the HBR article which shades some light on what some of the existing deficits are.

“Despite the many strengths of the U.S. health care system - especially its care of highly complex, sspecialized problems - it often falls short on the basiccs. As Covid-19’s spread continues, it will

demonstrate how essential those missing basics truly are.”

It does not include the challenges of unaffordability for uninsured patients, non-exitance of paid sick leave, marginalized groups that are underserved, immigrants that will seek health services, afraid of possible deportation in case they do not have all the right documents, the homeless veterans etc...

Included here as of today is the Testing in the U.S. link for CDC:

Is closing the flights from most of Europe a solution, or that just brings the burden for better response on the other side?

Hope we can pave momentum for Universal Health Coverage with less casualties.


Tatjana Kobb, MD

Adjunct Professor

MS Global Studies & International Relations

Northeastern University | College of Professional Studies

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HIFA profile: Teaches Global Health/Public Diplomacy/Sustainable Development at Northeastern University; Final paper tutor at McGill University International Master of Health Leadership; Founder of Boston Sustainability Advising and Mentorship4SDGs; Massachusetts Medical Society member; Founding & current Co-Chair of Global Women's Health working group at Women Graduates USA, affiliate organization of Graduate Women International Past Steering Committee member of Physicians for Social Responsibility founding chapter in Greater Boston & current speaker on Climate Change and Health Established the National Safe Motherhood Alliance during Every Women and Every Child campaign after working with UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO in the Balkans. Rotary International CADRE global grant evaluator. Worked extensively in the Middle East and lives in China.

Healthcare Information for All Country Representative and member of the HIFA working group on Information for Citizens, Parents and Children and the HIFA working group on Mobile Healthcare Information for All.