Friednash: Coronavirus Exposes Fallacy of Isolationism — We are Global Citizens
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Friednash: Coronavirus Exposes Fallacy of Isolationism — We are Global Citizens

Author, The Denver Post, February 28, 2020

Former Austrian Chancellor Duke Metternich famously said that “if France sneezes, the rest of Europe catches a cold.” Today, China has a virus and the terrifying question is how sick is the rest of the world going to get?

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said we should prepare for the coronavirus to “take a foothold in the U.S.”

As the threat of a pandemic escalates, Colorado needs to think globally and act locally. We are not an isolated state that is inoculated from what happens in a poor province in China.

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