I think maybe a significant portion of Americans do not believe that life individually and collectively is, by its very nature, a series of many 'learning curves'. We are becoming a 'quickie' , 'sound bite', 'don't ask me to think, learn and grow' people to an alarming extent. When a new challenge to our comfort isn't immediately understood our tendency is to panic, fear and blame others. Some seem to believe we should not have to take the time or bear the discomfort of learning anything, but that life's troubles should come already solved on a silver platter.
Thankfully, in spite of ungrounded fears and politicians and radio celebs acting irresponsibly; and because of courageous front line medical workers, we seem to be holding reasonably well to the science based course. A majority seems to have joined this learning curve challenge of our nation. It seems very important that Americans manage to generate more trust that God does provide various highly gifted humans who have dedicated their lives to the study and expertise of various areas of life. It is good to accept, with grateful yet attentive minds, their gifts of learning and experience. Sometimes learning includes a good dose of following those who know more than we do about a particular area of reality. But also, the human experience calls us all to face the reality that no one or group is all-knowing or ever perfect, including us.