Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Dr. Ming Wang: Coronavirus crisis reveals our need for common ground.

Dr. Ming Wang, Guest Columnist, The Tennessean - The coronavirus outbreak has revealed how critical it is for all of us to find common ground in today’s polarized world.

There has been a dramatic difference in the success of various countries in fighting this virus. In South Korea, the leaders assembled quickly, resolved their differences, implemented essential measures and effectively controlled the infection. In contrast, discord and disunity in Italy led to inaction in the critical first few weeks of the outbreak, resulting in thousands of lives being lost.

In our society today, we are often incapable of overcoming our differences in order to find common ground. Our social climate is toxic. The merit of an issue is often not considered as important as power alliances — political, ideological or otherwise. (read more)

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