New England Journal of Medicine
May 6, 2021 Vol. 384 No. 18
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Designing an Independent Public Health Agency
Jacqueline Salwa, B.A., and Christopher Robertson, J.D., Ph.D.
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of having trustworthy and competent institutions to protect public health. Just as the United States has independent commissions in other important domains, it could benefit from an independent public health agency.