IMPAQ President Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi reflects on what we can all do to build resilience as we face this unprecedented moment in our personal and professional lives.
I gained a special appreciation for how quickly infectious diseases can spread globally while serving as a senior member of the Obama Administration during the Ebola and Zika crises. In January of this year, when COVID-19 was sweeping across China, I personally felt compelled to wear a mask for the first time on a flight from California. This predated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), but it was a precaution I chose to take. My experience has made it clear that infectious diseases do not know country borders.