Objective: To describe the experience of the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force over the past 2 years and to discuss lessons learned during the pandemic that can be applied to future public health crises. Design: Descriptive narrative. Subjects: None. Intervention: Creation of the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force in March 2020. Main Outcome Measures: None. Results: Effective pandemic management requires a joint effort on the part of physicians, scientists, government agencies, subject area experts and funders. Conclusion: Reproduction is a fundamental human right that should be protected at all times. Advanced preparation for future pandemics should include appointment of a standing group of experts so that a response is both informed and immediate when a public health crisis arises. This approach will help ensure that the ultimate objective – preserving the safety and well-being of patients and health care workers – is fulfilled. The recommendations put forth in this paper from the ASRM's Center for Policy and Leadership can be used as a template to prepare for future public health threats.
- Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy
- public health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology