A coalition of Michigan public health experts penned an oped that was published on October 6, 2020. “Controlling a pandemic should not be about politics or partisan ideology; we cannot throw our hands up in defeat. Controlling a pandemic should not pit public health interventions against the economy. We know the policy tools that are needed to control the pandemic and how to make it successfully to the other side of this historic crisis. The most important tool is good governance that is responsive, vigilant and science-driven. We need policymaking that is rooted in both science and the value of protecting our public's health.”