Document Type: Letter to the editor


1 Birjand University of Medical Sciences

2 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences


We have seen many advances in all fields of science over the years. Such changes have also occurred in the field of health. But in times of adversity, we can always get the facts.
Since late December 2019, the world embraces a new and unknown virus from the Corona family called novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19; previously known as 2019-nCoV). The first outbreak of the virus was reported in Wuhan, China, and it has been reported in all countries around the world and also announced as a pandemic. In the information age, there is conflicting news about the origin of the disease and there is still no general agreement on it, but we do not intend to discuss it clinically in this article. Here, we're on the subject of why this virus is lovely.
From this point of view, the virus revealed some interesting facts about governments and health systems around the world. As a first point, the virus showed us that we cannot claim that health systems are capable of responding to emergencies. There are several reasons why a system cannot respond to a crisis. One of the most important is the weaknesses of sovereignty. Many health systems do not yet have a clear arrangement, and health decisions are outside the purview of health professionals. For example, when it comes to quarantine a city, many factors affect it, and different institutions have to consider it, no matter whether they have a health professional or not.


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