This is the first of a three part series analyzing public health infrastructure in the United States. This introduction analyzes the governing bodies of US public health and why they are not getting the job done.
Covid-19 exposed the failures of our government in the United States. The US government has not succeeded in protecting the health of its residents—its response to the epidemic has been disjointed, poorly coordinated and, in many regions of the country, largely ineffective. While the federal government has played a central and important role in research and in the development of Covid-19 drugs and vaccines, messages coming from the White House and its supporters across government and from