Biden-Harris COVID-19 Advisory Board Must Help Regain Trust To Effectively Respond To Pandemic, Opinion Piece Says
The Hill: Biden-Harris COVID-19 advisory board should be met with cautious optimism
David Weill, principal at Weill Consulting Group and author
“…[W]hat should be the public’s expectation of [the Biden-Harris COVID-19 advisory board]? The answer: cautious optimism. Like many of my fellow Americans — Republican and Democrat — I am looking for hope concerning the fight against the coronavirus. … [W]hat we must do now is try to regain trust — in our political leaders, in our new task force, in our health care institutions charged with protecting us. It is the glue that holds the health care system together — lack of trust can render it ineffective. Restoring trust can begin with doing the right thing as vaccine candidates are developed, tested, approved, and go out to the public. The level of trust is clearly not there right now to effectively fight this scourge. But it can be regained — it must be regained — if we are to win our fight against the virus. Naming an impeccable group of individuals to advise our new administration is a step in the right direction, as is the confidence that the new president will listen to their advice. After all, winning this battle is achievable. It’s a matter of trust” (11/12).