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Scripps CEO: Prepare for Health Emergency Like War

Guest commentary featured in San Diego Union-Tribune

President and CEO of Scripps Health Chris Van Gorder

Guest commentary featured in San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published a guest commentary written by Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder about the weaknesses that have been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic in the nation’s preparedness for a major health emergency.

Van Gorder called on leaders to learn from this experience and begin preparing for future pandemics the same way the nation prepares for war.

Read the Union-Tribune commentary: We Prepare for War. Why Can’t We Prepare for Pandemics Like Coronavirus?

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