The COVID-19 Citizen Commission
The Liberty Bell Challenge
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In its early years, the Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations. We believe that given the right tools and framework, citizens, patients, consumers, healthcare professionals, public servants and politicians, working together can achieve great results addressing the challenges facing our nation.
July 4th, 2020
July 5th, 2020 to July 14, 2020
Setting the stage for the Citizen Commission
July 14th, 2020- September 2020
The COVID 19 Ecosystem: A weekly exploration of stakeholders, experts, and processes
July 14th, 2020
The Media (MSM, Social Media, Alternative Media)
July 21st, 2020
World Health Organization (WHO)
July 28th, 2020
August 5th, 2020
August 12th, 2020
August 20th, 2020
The Healthcare and Medical Ecosystem
Why wasn’t the United States better prepared for the novel coronavirus and COVID-19?
Why was the Federal response so ineffective to address the COVID-19 Pandemic?
What can, we the people, do to address the COVID-19 pandemic?
As a fellow citizen, I invite you to take part in the COVID-19 Citizen’s Commission. Based on the framework of the Morbidity and Mortality (M & M) Conference used in the medical setting, this endeavor provides citizen-oriented tools so that people can more effectively collaborate and address complex problems.
The COVID- 19 Citizen Commission will examine publicly available information and documents related to the origin, response, and communication of events occurring since the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was identified December 2019, in Wuhan, China. When appropriate we will invite relevant stakeholders to participate.
Additionally, we hope to create a framework for dialogue within the public sphere to sustain a conversation for this and other current and future challenges in our national body politic and more generally the global community.
The citizen commission framework examines the various stakeholders associated with the epidemic and highlights the potential for citizen action, interest groups, citizen groups, individuals, non-governmental regulators, as well as public officials to impact the COVID 19 pandemic. We review some of the narratives that have driven the efforts to address the COVID 19 challenges and shape the current conversation, take a deeper dive into the various stakeholders associated with the pandemic contextualized within the larger social, cultural, and political landscape. We develop a comprehensive, action-based agenda for the many facets of the challenge posed by the pandemic.
The Charge for the COVID-19 Citizen Commission
Review the preparation and prior pandemic events
Develop a timeline for the origins, spread, and response to the COVID 19 Pandemic
Exploring the COVID 19 ecosystem, the various stakeholders, their interaction
Explore the dynamics of driving and maintaining the various issues related to the COVID 19 pandemic
Provide recommendations for meaningful solutions and ways to manifest them that address the entire COVID 19 ecosystem, including medical, political, scientific, public policy, and related challenges.
Provide a report on the citizen commission process and suggestions
Develop a structure, timeline, and mileposts for achieving the recommendations
The Questions for the COVID- 19 Citizen Commission
What were the origins of the COVID 19 pandemic?
How well prepared were the stakeholders given prior experience?
What was/is the response of the WHO?
What was/is the response of the US Federal government?
What was/is the response of state governments?
What was/is the response of the public health ecosystem?
What was/is the response of the medical community?
What was/is the response of the media?
What was/is the response of the public?