Opinion: We need the GOP to flatten the curve

Sara Wallace Goodman, associate professor of political science and interim co-director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at University of California, Irvine and others write, “This is an urgent call for national unity in a time of deep partisan rancor during an unprecedented national emergency. Partisanship is determining how citizens respond to COVID-19, and this divided response puts every American at risk. If America’s political elite cannot come together, the costs of COVID-19 will be disproportionately felt in those places where Republicans did not act. Without GOP support everywhere, we will be unable to effectively manage the threat of COVID-19 anywhere, and that will be a national tragedy.