Now that the world has experienced COVID-19, everyone understands that pandemics could be bad
I found it somewhat surprising how quickly the pandemic was polarized politically; I am curious whether you expect this group to be partisan, and whether that would be a positive or negative factor.
[A related historical question: what were the political party memberships of members of environmental groups in the US across time? I would vaguely suspect that it started off more even than it is today.]
As far as I’m aware (and it might be worth finding/doing some research to verify this?)
The *response* to the pandemic is politicised, and more so in the US than elsewhere (or at least more so than the UK, and probably elsewhere too)
The view that pandemics are bad and we should prevent them if we can has bilateral support
Hence I think it’s probably more straightforward for this group to be on the side of defeating pandemics, and not take sides politically
However that’s lots that I don’t know about politics, esp in the US, so if someone knows more than me about this I’m happy to hear alternative views.