A worker, wearing protective gear, checks in a person at a mobile testing site for COVID-19 in Oklahoma City, Thursday March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Photo: Sue Ogrocki
Photo: Sue Ogrocki

Opinion: Viewpoints on this virus

Today, we present a variety of viewpoints around the coronavirus epidemic we continue to collectively endure.

A physician offers insights on the need to stay the nationally prescribed course of social distancing and other measures. These tactics are necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming the health care system, its workers and vulnerable populations, he writes.

» Opinion: Save our hospitals and healthcare system

In another guest column, two local leaders caution that people of goodwill should reject rising examples of hatred and intolerance as some seek scapegoats for the outbreak and other challenges the world’s now facing.

» Opinion: A time for unity, not more viral hatred

Also today, a retired U.S. Army colonel encourages Americans to endure and power through this pandemic with the fortitude and grit that’s led us to best other challenges in the past.

» Opinion: We will survive the coronavirus

As always, the AJC sees it as an important part of our role to bring you some of the best thinking and insights around issues of the day.

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