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The challenge with epidemics, and now with pandemics, is that our risk measures are based on the lessons learned from the past which aren't necessarily relevant due to the evolution and mutation of pathogens.
While the lessons learned with SARS and MERS have helped, they have obviously been insufficient to deal with COVID-19.
What will be interesting is to see how many businesses which have been forced to shift to a virtual delivery model will stick with this model once things begin to return to "normal".
My worry is that certain political "leaders" may use the pandemic as a supporting argument against having open trade and relatively easy access across borders.
I share your concerns about certain political "leaders", in this current times these supposed leaders of great nations are behaving in a dubious and populist manner.
Thanks for sharing your opinion with the community.
If you shut your front door to guests in a pandemic, the same thing should occur at the boarder. Globalism, in part, is responsible for the spread of the pandemic. I will reverse the insinuation to state that: political leaders may use the closing down of borders and increased restrictions on trade to save lives, as they should.
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing
Are measures already being "tested" to implement post Covid-19?
I am convinced that what is happening is a test balloon
I agree with Kiron, with this pandemic, everyone is inspecting and adapting because this virus is unique in terms of its fast spread and seriousness.
When I read how in Singapore and South Korea Covid-19 is being tracked, I remembered a very striking television series "Person of Interest" (Sob suspeita)
It only reinforces what I wrote:
- I am convinced that what is happening is a test balloon
And what a great experiment, they are experimenting with our lives, the economy, the result is unpredictable , no one knows when will end.
I prefer to use Occam's Razor here - rather than imagining it as some experiment conducted by a cabal, it is more likely the unfortunate side effect of us ignoring the growing probability of pandemics resulting from a number of less than sustainable agro-business practices around the world.
Ian Malcolm said it best "Life finds a way..."
All politicians posture. Hopefully the two sides will get on and move forward rather than bock relief bills.
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