Human social structures are complicated, and more often than not, the solutions put in place to solve a social challenge lacks a holistic and intersectional approach. From the education system to healthcare and job prosperity, there are some that thrive, and others that lack the support needed to meet their basic needs. This is why, according to Kwame Owusu-Kesse, governments need to take broader social and economic implications into account when approaching the COVID-19 pandemic.
To get his point across, Kwame Owusu-Kesse uses the example of the Harlem Children's Zone, which took a more holistic approach to helping those in need during these trying times. In his own words, the speaker powerful stated, "we weave together a net of services so tightly so that no one will fall through the cracks." This method, according to Owusu-Kesse, can be applied on a broader scale.
Image Credit: Harlem Children's Zone