Michael Gallo, a research assistant at the United Nations University Institute in Macau, China, argued that the outbreak of COVID-19 showed that governments worldwide should invest more in proactive surveillance systems to prevent major health outbreaks and prolonged consequences. Gallo said that by tackling these issues proactively with an upstream focus, health officials can reduce the long-term damage caused by them. He said this concept could lead to a grounded justification for public health expenditure on the basis of averting higher costs downstream.
Ross Traphagen ’19, who has set his sights on running for public office since his freshman year at Moravian, won election to the Town Common Council in Clinton, New Jersey. He is the youngest city councilman in the town’s history.