All around us, our friends and neighbors are stepping up in ways big and small to meet the challenges of these times, if only we have the courage to open up our eyes and see them. But let’s not just see them, let’s appreciate them. Shoot, let’s not just appreciate them, let’s be them. Because ultimately, each one of us – young or old, trained or untrained, and yes, healthy or sick – has a role to play in both halting the spread of the virus and furthering the spread of compassion. …
I don’t know when I’ll be better, when we’ll be better, or when all of this will just be a crazy, mixed-up memory. But until then, I know that we already have everything it takes within our society and within ourselves to day by day, moment by moment, do right by our community. So let’s get better together.
— Zack Kaplan, a second-year student at Duke Law School, in comments made on the Progressive Pulse blog of North Carolina Policy Watch, after he tested positive for COVID-19. Kaplan stresses that everyone must “fulfill a noteworthy civic duty” to contain the spread of coronavirus and flatten the curve.
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