This is a link to a recent editorial in the New York Times. I think this line is important:
The main reason to mount an all-out response is humanitarian — to save impoverished people from agonizing illness and death, and fragile societies and economies from destruction.
At the end of the article the editorial board mentions the fear of the virus crossing the Atlantic. I was sorry it did. I know it is important because often the threat of something happening to people in their homes can be a persuasive call to action.
But I wish we were different in North America. I wish the words “impoverished,” “agonizing,” “fragile,” and “destruction” were enough.
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