We need to report on the depth of the crisis and we justifiably critique the villains in this story. But we also need to amplify the heroes. And when we do, we need to remember that these are just the ones we’ve heard of. There are health workers, volunteers, people sewing masks, neighbors dropping off meals, teachers zooming with their classes while managing their own family pandemic schedules; a community of activists, doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. When we celebrate the names we’ve heard of, we also celebrate those whose names we’ll never know. Time: Without Empathy, Nothing Works.’ Chef José Andrés Wants to Feed the World Through the Pandemic. “Andrés is a lesson of leadership in crisis. In a catastrophe in which the response of the U.S. government has been slow, muddled and unsure, his kitchen models the behavior—nimble, confident, proactive—the general public needs in a crisis (and, so far, has provided it more reliably than the federal government).”

+ “If I go broke, I go broke. But if I’m uncomfortable in my own spaces, how can I ask my employees to come in here, too?” NYT: The People Leading When Leaders Do Not. (Speaking of people who led with clarity, let’s not forgot the moment when much of America finally took this pandemic seriously. As the president delivered a muddled, fact-challenged Oval Office address, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shut down his entire league. The world has changed so much since then, it’s hard to remember what a bold, shocking, and ultimately life-saving, moment that was.)