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How to build public trust in the face of coronavirus
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How to build public trust in the face of coronavirus

Zeke Emanuel outlines 10 steps that the government should take in crafting an effective response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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With possible reports of community spread in California and Washington state, the country may now be in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak. We need to adopt the physician’s mind-set: hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Coronavirus presents a novel test for our government — swift and decisive action now will set us up for more security in an increasingly vulnerable world. From a physician’s point of view, here are 10 steps the government could take to maximize the effectiveness of the U.S. response to a pandemic, while also reassuring the public that the government is competent to address the threat.

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Zeke Emanuel

Senior Fellow