With its rapid global spread, the SARS-COV-2 virus has revealed the fragility of many national public health services as well as their inadequate epidemic preparedness (1).
This is the case even in countries that usually play leadership roles in global health,
such as the United States or the United Kingdom (2). COVID-19 has exposed several unresolved healthcare issues.
Insufficient capacity in many intensive care units soon became a pressing topic that has triggered public alarm in several western countries, particularly in Italy, one of the most gravely affected countries (3, 4). However, it should not be forgotten that this is mainly a public health crisis in relation to both the territorial andresidential categories of health settings