We are living in the midst of the greatest public health crisis of our time.
As governments around the world grapple with the severest disruption to social order in generations, billions of individuals find their lives thrown into disarray. Deep injustices have been cruelly laid bare. Tens of thousands have died, and many more will. Millions are quarantined and without work. And while some signs point to good news, others remain stark. Yesterday the United States became the world leader in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Confronting the many challenges of this moment—from the medical to the economic, the social to the political—demands all the moral and deliberative clarity we can muster. To that end, we are pulling together all our coverage of the unfolding pandemic in one place. Here you’ll find the latest arguments from doctors and epidemiologists, philosophers and economists, legal scholars and historians, activists and citizens, as they think not just through this moment but beyond it.
While much remains uncertain, our responsibility to public reason is sure. Now, more than ever, we affirm the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a healthier and more just world.