Analysis: Virus shows benefit of learning from other nations

Now that the new coronavirus has spread across the United States and claimed more than 16,000 lives, some scholars are shaking their heads that lessons from other countries were not learned in time to help America reduce the toll of the pandemic within its borders. The reluctance of the United States to imitate the successful behavior of other countries reveals a blind spot — call it ethnocentrism or even arrogance – that is evidenced by a reluctance to learn from other countries. “Cultural humility” could be a better attribute, being more open to lessons learned by others.