How far out are we from the bad-faith cries that Pelosi and Schumer are “politicizing” the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic by calling for common-sense public policy to help impacted people?

Among the steps they are pushing: paid sick leave for workers impacted by the quarantine orders or those responsible for caring for children in case of school closures; enhanced unemployment insurance for workers who may lose their jobs because of the outbreak; expansion of food programs to people impacted by coronavirus; and adequate protection for front-line workers in contact with those exposed.

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