In this Reflection paper, you’ll spend some time thinking about how the Public Health system should work during a crisis (the COVID-19) pandemic versus how the system does work. This week you are reading about disaster response and emergency management (including pandemic response) in a chapter taken from an academic textbook. You will then choose one of the two options in which the COVID-19 pandemic is discussed in another medium or forum. In your Reflection, you should think about what “matches” the textbook outline of the public health system response and what differs, and why.
Combination of news articles (one long form discussion article + several short news briefs) that cover the COVID-19 pandemic as it is currently unfolding. If you choose this option, I’d like you to focus on identifying the impact(s) of political and policy decisions.