Can the COVID-19 pandemic leave us something good? Many in the scientific community believe so. That after so much destruction it can achieve that for the remainder of the 2020s, health and public health are taken seriously and placed at the center. The Ministry of Health has planned a total reform of the system in that direction, to make it "cutting edge". It is included in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan to receive European funds, which already has the approval of Brussels. The jewel in the crown is the creation of a State Center for Public Health. It would be a center conceived as an autonomous institution, but linked to Health, with the participation of the communities. To manage, but also for the analysis, study and advice of health policies. Its characteristics remain to be remembered.
Chronic diseases and weakened public health join COVID-19 in a "perfect storm" of lethality