Living Now to Prepare for the Future

Individuals, households, neighborhoods, schools, institutions, businesses, communities and government, need to unite to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Before we have a long-term solution to the virus, we need constant and meaningful Illustration that any one of us or those we love can either be a recipient or transmitter of Coronavirus.  We cannot just preach this message, but must practice it by ensuring to the greatest extent possible that all people have the capacity to participate in this by providing PPE and enabling all to join in to doing so by making reasonable accommodations throughout our daily experiences in the workplace, public spaces, and private places such as the home. The motivation for all of us to do so, by showing the long-term value in Health and Wealth preservation by the short-term sacrifices of Covid-19.

In short, we need leadership and a demonstrated discipline. In the wake of this Pandemic, national, state, county and municipal agencies should be tasked with assessing our experiences, thus creating an “After Action Report”. An SOP should be developed in anticipation that such disasters may occur again, especially in our global economy. Former President Barrack Obama warnred in a April 2014 speech, “There may and likely will come a time in which we have both an airborne disease (and) that is deadly, and in order for us to deal with that effectively we have to put in place an infrastructure, not just here at home but globally, that allows us to see it quickly, isolate it quickly, respond to it quickly, so that if and when a new strain of flu like the Spanish flu crops up five years from now or a decade from now, we’ve made the investment and we’re further along to be able to catch it.”

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By Gerald L. Brady

Gerald Brady has represented Wilmington’s 4th Representative District since 2006.