America’s culture of individualism is key to turning coronavirus around | Expert Opinion

By The Philadelphia Inquirer, | August 3, 2020

Former Stoneleigh Fellow and Board Member David Rubin authored an op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer calling upon America’s culture of individualism as a means to end the spread of COVID-19. 

As coronavirus infections surge around the country, we, as a nation, stand greatly divided. The fundamental transfer of responsibility for containing this virus from governments to individuals is failing.

If we had a shared goal when we reopened, it was to ensure that our children could return to the classroom, a key checkpoint for getting people back to work. As Philadelphia joined other cities last week in closing their schools, we know that is slipping away, and our prospects for a difficult fall and winter seem more likely every day. We desperately need a new plan.

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