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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Jul 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic will change our culture in all kinds of ways, both concrete and conceptual. Coming to work if you’re sick, for example, may hopefully be a thing of the past while normalizing mask use during COVID surges may become part of our new future. Conceptually, our culture is changing as more people become aware of how social determinants of health like housing, employment, and education are directly tied to people’s wellbeing. Former New York City health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about these and other cultural changes we may see in the aftermath of the pandemic.