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It Takes a Global Community to Fight a Pandemic

U.S. News & World Report recently published this commentary written by Dr. Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Kevin W. Sowers, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

During this public health crisis, Johns Hopkins experts have stood out globally for their work in developing a vaccine, providing education and training, sharing a data repository that's used worldwide, and caring for COVID-positive patients while also ensuring continuity of services beyond those related to the novel coronavirus.

But as Dean Rothman and Mr. Sowers write: A pandemic of this magnitude is impossible for any one organization to manage alone. A successful pandemic response requires collaboration among individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors as never before. We've had to coordinate our efforts across ZIP codes and state and country lines, taking care of all segments of our communities and mindfully protecting our most vulnerable individuals, families and communities. … What's at stake is more important than any one of us, and may we make the decisions necessary to create a healthy future for ALL of us.


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