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Seizing the Health Opportunity

Confronting the COVID-19 pandemic gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take the steps needed to advance broad-based health and prosperity in the long term. Few investments enhance wellbeing and reduce inequity so effectively, while also delivering such high economic returns.

SAN FRANCISCO – The COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions have devastated communities and economies around the world. Barely six months old, COVID-19 now looks set to become the most expensive malady in history, costing the global economy an estimated 3-8% of GDP this year alone.