Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, founding director of the Center for Medical Decision Making at Ono Academic College offered Israel’s newly elected Knesset members advice to ensure that Israel continues recovering from Coronavirus and becomes healthy again.  The Jersualem Post quoted her prescriptions together with a number of other health experts.

“Trust lies at the core of everything,” said Miron-Shatz. “The airport was closed and then it opened. It may have been a practical thing, but it also created a lot of mistrust.”

Miron-Shatz said that COVID demonstrated how much people rely on the government and how “quickly government can control our lives – it was radical.”

Trust in government has been tied to compliance with public health policies in multiple studies, she said.

To help improve trust, she said, the government needs to empower professional authorities to manage professional matters.

Miron-Shatz said that not all people will bounce back from a year of COVID-19 quickly after having their resilience eroded by taking care of small children, being sick, domestic disputes or occupational uncertainty.

“We are still afraid, somewhat withdrawn,” she said, calling on the next Knesset to invest in improving the country’s mental and emotional health.

The full article can be read at: https://www.jpost.com/health-science/next-knesset-will-need-to-help-israel-heal-from-covid-19-663252

Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz