A Duke Reflection on the Official End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, launching what would become a three-year crusade against a new and dangerous virus.
Across Duke Health and beyond, the pandemic created anxiety, fear and sadness, while also inspiring innovation, bravery and acts of kindness. On Thursday, May 11, 2023, the pandemic comes to an official end with the revocation of the public health emergency.
Dr. Cameron Wolfe, an infectious disease specialists who served on the front lines of care at Duke, reflects on all that has transpired over the past three years.