The COVID-19 Citizen Commission Version 1.0

This is version 1.0 (very early stage) of the citizen commission any feedback is greatly appreciated as we develop future versions.  

The COVID 19 Citizen Commission

Version 1.0 

The overarching principles underpinning the COVID-19 Citizen Commission Version 1.0  (The Commission) include the principles of inclusion, civil deliberation, crowdsourcing, transparency and accessibility.

Version 1.0, similar to process of developing digital products, is an early "draft" to get feedback. 




Tentative Schedule 

December 2021

The People:  Health of the Nation 

Citizen Commission 

April 2022 (Ongoing)

Invite for the Citizen’s Commission 

April 22-May 2022

Setting the stage for the Citizen Commission 

May  2022

The COVID 19 Ecosystem:  A weekly exploration of stakeholders, experts, and processes 

June  2022

The Media (MSM, Social Media, Alternative Media) 

July  2022

Global Stakeholders 

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

  • China 


August 2022

US Government


September  2022

State Government


September 2022

Local Government 

October 2022

The Healthcare and Medical Ecosystem


November 2022

The Not for Profit Ecosystem

The Commercial Ecosystem 

Why wasn’t the United States better prepared for the novel coronavirus and COVID-19?

Why was the Federal response so ineffective to address the COVID-19 Pandemic?

What can,  we the people, do to address the COVID-19 pandemic? 


As a fellow citizen, I invite you to take part in the COVID-19 Citizen’s Commission. Based on the framework of the Morbidity and Mortality (M & M) Conference used in the medical setting, this endeavor provides citizen-oriented tools so that people can more effectively collaborate and address complex problems.


The COVID- 19 Citizen Commission will examine publicly available information and documents related to the origin, response, and communication of events occurring since the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was identified December 2019, in Wuhan, China. When appropriate we will invite relevant stakeholders to participate.


Additionally, we hope to create a framework for dialogue within the public sphere to sustain a conversation for this and other current and future challenges in our national  body politic and more generally the global community. 

The citizen commission framework examines the various stakeholders associated with the epidemic and highlights the potential for citizen action, interest groups, citizen groups, individuals, non-governmental regulators, as well as public officials to impact the COVID 19 pandemic. We review some of the narratives that have driven the efforts to address the COVID 19 challenges and shape the current conversation,  take a deeper dive into the various stakeholders associated with the pandemic contextualized within the larger social, cultural, and political landscape. We develop a comprehensive, action-based agenda for the many facets of the challenge posed by the pandemic.  

The COVID-19 Pandemic Project is an experiment that engages with fellow citizens and stakeholders to achieve the following goals

  • to achieve best the practice outcomes for individuals, communities and the nation  within the  COVID-19 Ecosystem*.

  • to provide a citizen-centric, solution-oriented, bio-psycho-social-economic- spiritual-political informed treatment plan for the related challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • to provide a citizen-focused approach to address social and political challenges that engage citizens in order to reclaim the role of the citizen in the political system.

The Charge  for the COVID-19 Citizen Commission 

  • Review the preparation and prior pandemic events 

  • Develop a timeline for the origins, spread, and response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

  • Exploring the COVID 19 ecosystem, the various stakeholders, their interaction 

  • Explore the  dynamics of driving and maintaining the various issues related to the COVID 19 pandemic 

  • Provide recommendations for meaningful solutions and ways to manifest them that address the entire COVID 19 ecosystem, including medical, political, scientific, public policy, and related challenges. 

  • Provide a report on the citizen commission process and suggestions

  • Develop a structure, timeline, and mileposts for achieving the recommendations 

The Questions for the COVID- 19 Citizen Commission

  1. What were the origins of the COVID 19 pandemic?

  2. How well prepared were the stakeholders given prior experience?

  3. What was/is the response of the WHO?

  4. What was/is  the response of the US Federal government?

  5. What was/is  the response of state governments?

  6. What was/is  the response of the public health ecosystem? 

  7. What was/is  the response of the medical community? 

  8. What was/is  the response of the media? 

  9. What was/is  the response of the public? 

The Citizen Commission Version 1.0 Overview with Coggle (Link to website) 

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