First, we must stay focused on mitigating the virus as much as possible, by following the guidelines issued by our medical experts, and elected officials, who utilize sound data that is agreed upon by most experts, and not the advice from a few conspiracy theorists, including some who may even be medical experts, and/or scientists themselves. Bottomline is if I’m going to risk my life on the advice of someone, my common sense that God gave me tells me to trust the experts who provide facts, including evidence of their findings.
Secondly, if you don’t believe that education will change drastically; even after this pandemic is over with, then you are living in a reality of your own. The shutdown of the school systems nation-wide has exposed the flaws, and shortcomings of the public-school systems in this country. We’re seeing that many black, brown, and poor students don’t have access to online data plans, online devices, and other supports, to stay connected to schools like their counterparts do.
Some may say that those demographics of students have always been neglected, and that poverty will always be an issue for many students of color? To add to this disparity, we now are learning from new reporting that African American patients are dying at an alarming and dis-proportionate rate of the coronavirus, compared to other patients. This is something that should concern everyone, because it could be other races that could become the next group of people losing their lives in greater numbers.
Readers, as a nation we need strong leaders at our local, state, and federal levels, to ensure that all Americans, and others living in this country, regardless of political party, can have access to quality health care, quality education, and a real opportunity at the “pursuit of happiness?” And that will require laser focused attention to ensuring every eligible voter, casts a vote in November 2020!