Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.Like many parents, I’ve spent a lot of time reading to my unexpectedly homeschooled, preschool-age daughter over the last couple of weeks. One of her favorite books is “What Do You with a Problem,” a delightful tale of a young child who confronts an anthropomorphized “problem” and learns that the only way to deal with it, is to tackle it head-on. The child learns that “every problem has an opportunity for something good. You just have to look for it.”I have been thinking a lot about this message in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic — and wondering whether, amid all the fear and suffering, this problem too presents an opportunity.The United States was sick, at least in spirit, long before the COVID-19 outbreak. Over the last several decades, Americans’ trust in their government and its institutions crumbled. According to Gallup polling, in 2019, only about a third or fewer of Americans surveyed expressed “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in practically every building block of American society — the presidency, Congress, Supreme Court, the criminal justice system, religion, big business, organized labor, public schools,


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