WGBH News and CNN contributor, Juliette Kayyem, teaches crisis management, risk reduction, and homeland security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She joined us remotely to talk about how the United States has fallen short so far in its response to the pandemic, but there’s time to do better.

“The virus is stupid… There are ways to minimize it, ways to flatten it, ways to control it, if we play smart. All it’s demanding is respect.”

Ripple Effect is an ongoing video series looking at the varying levels of impact COVID-19 has had across our region. View more in the series here.