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Institutions

Covid-19 has challenged many institutions globally, such as health care systems, political institutions, and educational institutions. The pandemic showcased that systems do not necessarily need to collapse to uncover weaknesses. Often, these weaknesses are underlying issues that have been addressed by experts in the industry for years but not generated attention by the broader public. In Germany, for example, the crisis of care, which results from a lack of nurses and caretakers, became more visible and reinforced debates about salaries. In Denmark, an increasing need for mobilization and competence development of health professional and voluntary resources in the municipalities' health preparedness was identified. This further relates to the centralized hospital system which is advantageous in terms of efficiency and specialization but also results in below-European-average numbers of emergency beds.