We have come to accept deep partisanship and division as a feature of American political life, but the coronavirus pandemic shows us that this status quo is a central threat to public health.

There is still time to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the United States. Americans have taken unprecedented steps toward social distancing and staying at home, which health experts argue is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the burden on our health infrastructure. But these efforts only work if everyone participates. And this is not happening. Viruses do not discriminate by political party, but political party is shaping how Americans are responding to COVID-19.

Read on, courtesy of The Hill

 

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