Public Health in the time of Coronavirus

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Center member, Martin Gorsky outlines the history of public health and it’s vital role during a pandemic such as COVID-19 on BBC Radio 4 (from 02:37). Martin said: “The first big public health act in 1848 was a response to diseases like cholera which were afflicting the rapidly growing industrial towns. They could appoint a medical officer of health, who was a publicly funded officer to take responsibility for the health of a town.”


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