Restoring America's Health Is Bigger Than COVID

Feb 1, 2021 12:40 PM ET

The state of American health was precarious before COVID-19 — with high rates of chronic conditions, heart disease, obesity and behavioral health issues — and is at risk of deteriorating further. 

It is true that amid rising infection rates and the tragic loss of thousands of Americans from COVID-19 our country has come together to deliver care to people in needprotect essential workers and develop a vaccine. As we start the new year, we’re well positioned to begin immunizing the general public against the disease and limiting its spread. 

That’s great, but it doesn’t address all our health challenges. COVID-19 is just one threat we face as the new Congress convenes this month. 

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