That’s one of the questions addressed by Dr. Marty Makary’s book “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It” -- and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more pressing than ever.
People across the country are going to seemingly extreme lengths to distance themselves from others, especially older and immunocompromised individuals. As the number of coronavirus cases continue to grow and spread to different areas, government officials and public health experts are intensifying their message to take social distancing seriously. But some still aren’t getting it.
While they may not be on the “front lines” of fighting the pandemic in the same way that medical and public health professionals are, grocery stores and their employees are playing an undeniably crucial role in ensuring that communities across the country have access to the food and products they need to survive during stay-at-home.