On the April 7 broadcast of MSNBC’s Live with Katy Tur, Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, ICAP’s senior director of human resources for health (HRH) development, shared her observations of the novel coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. Health Care system:

We weren’t ready. We were caught off guard. We don’t have the infrastructure. We don’t have the surge capacity of the equipment, of the personal protective equipment, of ventilators, of staff, and for our country…


…It took way too long everywhere to really wake up and say, we have a very big problem on our hands. And now, thankfully, the American public gets it and they are responding amazingly. Here in New York, I’ve never seen it like this. It’s incredible what people are doing to really protect themselves, but more importantly, protect others and those at risk.

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