More than 525,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Many of those deaths were unnecessary, the sad result of failed leadership from public officials not doing what it takes to respond effectively to the health threat.
Although there’s reason for optimism as more and more people get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, it’s not time to let our guard down yet. Unfortunately, many state governors are moving too quickly to lift restrictions that help curb the spread of COVID-19.
If we ever want to get this virus under control, and get some semblance of our lives back, we have to start doing things differently, and our leaders need to help us make the collective sacrifices it will take to save the lives of our family, friends, neighbors and fellow citizens.