Every health expert I’ve spoken to agrees: no one knows the trajectory COVID-19 will take in the US. The uncertainty isn’t just about the disease,. It’s about us. This is the question: can social trust and solidarity replicate faster than the virus?
I talked to Vox about the importance of getting control measures in place before health systems are overwhelmed - and the challenge of sustaining them over time
Can social solidarity replicate faster than the virus? A smart piece on one of the big questions of this time, by 3/
There’s a clear downside to our nation when it comes to #COVID19. “Implementing radical & rapid social distancing before the crisis is undeniable requires 2 resources in short supply: social trust & social solidarity," writes #WeavingCommunity
Social distancing and social solidarity are flip sides of the same coin: Absent the kinds of policies that emerge from social solidarity, social distancing isn’t economically or psychologically possible.
Seeing the huge divide between Twitter panic and real-world apathy, 's words on #COVID19 really hit home. "Can social trust and solidarity replicate faster than the virus?"
"To put it bluntly, social distancing and social solidarity are flip sides of the same coin: Absent the kinds of policies that emerge from social solidarity, social distancing isn’t economically or psychologically possible."
A meditation on the observation that what happens next does not depend so much on the traits of the virus but instead on the traits of us, the social environment that it invades...
"We were lacking in social solidarity before the pandemic, and we are suffering for it now." Mobilizing for war moves solidarity, and may be the most apt analogy today, as suggested in the #DemDebate.
The Covid-19 question: Can social solidarity replicate faster than the virus? via