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Published: 2020-05-19

Was the world ready to face a crisis like COVID-19?

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
COVID-19, Virus, Crisis, Global Health, Planet, Budget


One of the most prominent flaws in the world revealed by COVID-19 is the lack of prior preparation to collectively face international crises. Even at the national level, preparation was meager, as demonstrated by reading the size of the budget approved for health and education versus the budget approved for armament and military actions. It seems that the world was busy preparing for wars and forgot to promote the individual, community, and global health.


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Ali Jadoo SA. Was the world ready to face a crisis like COVID-19?. jidhealth [Internet]. 2020 May 19 [cited 2023 Dec. 11];3(1):123-4. Available from: