Robert Lalka is Albert R. Lepage Professor in Business at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and the executive director of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is board chairman of Public Democracy, a data/AI company, and Certified B Corp, which is part of the White House’s Covid-19 Technology and Research Task Force. Lalka previously served in the Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships and was on the Secretary of State’s policy planning staff. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)Covid-19 feels so strange to Americans, but especially Louisianans. In fact, “social distancing” sounds like an oxymoron. Our hugs are all encompassing. Good friends become family. And a business meeting is just as likely to be at a crawfish boil as in a boardroom.But the virus is the witch’s brew: asymptomatic for up to two weeks, highly contagious and all of humanity is immunologically naïve to it. Worst of all for Louisiana, this silent killer arrived when the weather’s been gorgeous. We all want to be outside right now. “You get about a week of spring and the summer is blistering,” as Jason Isbell rightly sings.So, while


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