NY Times: COLUMN: This Is the Stimulus We Need Right Now. It’s Not $1,000 for Every American.

The administration and Congress must act — but wisely. The place to start is the overwhelmed health care system.

The health care system like this hospital in Sarasota, Fla., needs urgent support.Eve Edelheit for The New York Times

All happy times are the same; all crises are different. Except one lesson is always the same: There always are two crises.

In all governmental responses to crises, leaders have to focus both on ending the immediate crisis and also on adopting ethical, practical methods of addressing the effects. This is the crisis for leaders.

The Covid-19 crisis really does threaten the American health care system’s ability to keep people safe.

The Trump administration could not have absolutely stopped the Covid-19 invasion. But it is hard to imagine any government doing a worse job to prepare for the event.

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