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Public parks have grown so important during the pandemic that planners are suggesting bold renovations.
The next epidemiological crisis and there will be a next one, and another one after that need not be this bad if we plan ahead.
The plan for Wednesday was to have Trump go down and rile up the MAGA crowd, have them march up to the Capitol steps, and look like a big mass of people demanding something be done.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst — all of the worsts — and as much as possible, stay focused on what’s most important to you.
A comprehensive coronavirus response requires planning for the short-, medium-, and long-term. Eventually, Frieden notes, virus cases in the South will go down, and officials there must prepare for the next phase: how to contain the virus, or box it in.
And in 6 to 12 months it’s likely a vaccine will be available, but leaders also need to plan for how to communicate to people about it. That means being open about all that we’re learning about the vaccine, so that there’s no paranoia or suspicion.
Benjamin cites the examples of masks, while he advocates universal masking, he knows that mandates won’t always work. People don’t like to be told what to do. You need to get out and push it, promote it, make it cool.
He would also like to see officials focus on the populations that have been especially hard hit by the virus, such as low-income people and communities of color. We need to pay a lot more attention to the health inequities that we have here.
None of this is possible without principled national leadership, Benjamin stresses. Unfortunately, he says, the leadership piece is the hardest to fix.
The virus doesn’t discriminate by politics. I want everyone to know we’re all in this together.