Looking Through the Lens of the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • The need to build, sustain, and improve — and not dismantle — the functions of the federal government so that it is prepared to unify and lead during times of crisis like this COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis should have caught no elected official or corporate executive by surprise, as it has been publicly predicted and anticipated for years by healthcare and national security experts;
  • The racism that is baked into housing and employment practices that produce economic and healthcare inequities that, in turn, have made the African-American population in this country more vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease than our other citizens;
  • The degree of wealth inequality that enables the very rich to shelter in place aboard luxury yachts and secured estates, with enough money and connections to assure access to fresh foods and coronavirus testing and treatment, while too many Americans struggle to pay for food and shelter, can’t get hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes, and live in conditions that put them at greater risk of exposure to the disease.

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George Linzer

George Linzer

Launched The American Leader, a public information center focused on systemic problems, the leaders who are solving them, and the progress they are making.