Forbes August 15, 2022
Robert Pearl, M.D.

For two years, the Covid-19 pandemic rattled financial markets, dominated news coverage and disrupted daily life in ways most Americans would never have predicted.

But now, in year three, the coronavirus has been downgraded to a persistent yet manageable threat—on par with the flu. Thanks to some familiar medical solutions (vaccines, antiviral meds and public safety measures), three-quarters of Americans say the worst of Covid-19 is behind us.

Now, a new disaster looms. American healthcare stands in direct path of the perfect storm.

Forecasting disaster

Doomsday predictions often prove wrong or overinflated. But, in 2004, a team of hurricane experts at Louisiana State University predicted “a catastrophe [is] right on the horizon.” They were right. Less than a year later,...

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