Photo: Panic buying at the Sams Club in Lufkin, Texas on March 13, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic in Texas and the world. Credit: Iamreallygoodatcheckers.

In a new series of commentaries, LNS Research and Policy Director Jeremy Brecher argues that, in the face of government and employer failure, workers and communities must take the lead to protect ourselves and each other from the coronavirus and its economic and social impacts. He proposes an emergency program to do just that. It might be described as a do-it-yourself Green New Deal.