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The year public health lost its soul
  • Damien Contandriopoulos
Damien Contandriopoulos
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Abstract

The COVID pandemic was an acute test of public health capacities worldwide. Many will hail the successes obtained and stress the importance of the discipline. On the contrary, this commentary defends the idea that the COVID pandemic response forced public health to enter in a Faustian bargain with governments and realpolitik that threaten the very core of the discipline’s principles.