One potential silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic is the emergence of public-private partnerships all over the country to help each other deal with the many impacts of the crisis. The essence of the idea is the partners all bring different skills and abilities, and none of them can do as much to help others as all of them.

I'm trying to increasingly highlight the many examples of this trend that we're starting to see. In Pennsylvania, one legislator is assembling a group of public and private providers to bring all the support needed to deal with the impact of the pandemic on nursing homes. The partnership is to manage money, equipment, expertise, and more. Only if we all work together can we get the best results . . .