For months, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life and inflicted enormous human and economic costs. However, amid this unprecedented challenge, there have been a few bright spots worth highlighting, from neighbors volunteering to help one another to local organizations stepping up to meet the needs of their community.
Before a global pandemic captured the nation’s attention, the issue of social mobility was front and center. Upon conceding to Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed his efforts to reduce income inequality were winning the “ideological debate.”
Because the coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented black swan event, we’ve seen many mistakes and delayed responses that were more reactive than proactive. There will certainly be no shortage of lessons to be learned.