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By Trudy Lieberman
Community Health News Service 

Thinking about health: Review of 2020

 

Last updated 1/14/2021 at 11:58am



For end-of-the-year columns, it’s customary to recap the events of the past 12 months, usually highlighting a mix of the good and the bad. Because this year has been dominated by health, in particular COVID-19, and my beat is health, it seems fitting to reflect on where we are. Where we are is not good.

A headline in the Los Angeles Times seemed to sum up the current state of the U.S. healthcare system: “Bodies pile up, patient care falters as COVID-19 devastates L.A. county hospitals.” In the Times’ story, a hospital critical care nurse said, “No one would believe this is the Uni...



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