Everyone now knows someone in isolation, on layoff, or displaying concerning symptoms. Already, I have friends and students whose personal economic situations have been shattered. Their shifts, or jobs, are gone — and they are not coming back any time soon. And the crisis will likely last far longer than many leaders have officially told us.
What are the responsibilities of institutions, of institutional leaders, of system leaders, and of working professionals at this time? It is a time for national mobilization — for each institution of society, each formally empowered leader, and each person with those organizations to bring her or his resources, abilities, and creativity to bear on this national crisis. And no institution can be on the sidelines.
In particular, leaders and institutions that are not delivering essential public health services need to ask a s
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