Ji B.

We are now further in the depths this pandemic, and we still have as little direction/solutions for the various issues that came along with it, such as childcare assistance, missed work and pay, and healthcare overall. Federal and state governments are still struggling to figure out how to best manage/contain the virus, and have been inconsistent at best in providing guidance for arising questions such as if schools should reopen, and if so, how we can not only provide a safe learning environment for the students, but also a safe working environment for teachers and other staff. The author suggests that widespread political support for Universal Family Care would benefit the entire population, which would be ideal. However, I’m wondering how healthcare providers specifically can be a part of “jolting” this change to life, especially when there is so little existing support for these ideas?