Against the backdrop of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and the ensuing economic crisis triggered by efforts to contain the spread of it, could there be a silver lining? It may seem strange to contemplate anything good coming out of the devastation brought about by an unseen enemy that leaves serious illness, death, and mass anxiety in its wake. Clearly, a free-falling economy characterized by massive unemployment only adds to the anxiety and sense of hopelessness for all too many Americans, who find themselves isolated and facing an uncertain future through no fault of their own.

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