Political wedge issues fracture response to virus

With every issue, we have the chance to come to the table and work for the greater good. Keeping that as the goal is the challenge.

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Opinion

May 19, 2020 - 10:28 AM

In our naivete, we thought a crisis the magnitude of a global pandemic could serve to unite us as a country. Not that we wished for catastrophe. But the indiscriminate and deadly nature of the virus seemed to lend itself to the pooling of resources and expertise across the fields of health, industry and commerce to come up with a national response. 

Foolish thinking.

First off, the virus wasn’t as indiscriminate as first thought.

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