Gotham Gazette

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Dr. Dave Chokshi

Dr. Dave Chokshi

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    Public health in action (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    One undeniable lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic is that those who shortchange public health put us all at risk. And if there were ever a time to appreciate the value of public health, it is now. Our local health infrastructure in New York City — which has experienced years of federal and state disinvestment — has been tested as never before. Every ounce of its capacity has been activated and we’ve felt every dime it’s been shortchanged.