I am starting this thread because I think I should, and I can, since my background training was in molecular biology (under tutelage of a world renowned virus expert), cancer research, as well as in business, economics and financial markets. This thread is intended to contain relevant key articles, and my critical analyses of the articles, models and hypotheses of the global pandemic situation we suddenly find ourselves in. It is for knowledge and better understanding of everyone, and do feel free to contribute what you know too. I ask so as I cannot be the only know-all, and at challenging times like these, the more we pool our efforts and knowledge, the further we will get to forge ahead. So, while I will start to post op-eds and such, do feel free to ask comments, discuss or even post articles you came across with interest...
The title of this thread says it all, I do not think it is a one off, but on the contrary, we are in for the long(er) haul and learning to live with the new paradigm is critical to our future success. Meanwhile, there are varied reactions to the events of 2020, and it has often been said to me that "2020 is a terrible year".
A friend lamented that he had many friends and relatives pass on, job performance stress, and worse of all, had to go for knee (ACL) surgery. I pointed out that 2020 is a good year actually, because it made all of us slow down, albeit not by our choice, but by necessity. So we get to spend a lot more time with people closer to us (usually family, during lockdown), choose who we hang out with, and also have time to realize and reconfigure our lives. You see, everyone's big reset bitton got pressed. And only those who get out of it faster, get ahead. Taken together on a different plane, this is an absolute opportunity... only if we grasp it wisely. Chat again soon!
Stay safe! 😊
What kind of restrictions they introduced, how people reacted, how do they behave? In Singapore the density is very high and still the crisis seem to be manageable.
I would be also very interested in the ways Singapore responded to the pandemic situation. Newspapers wrote very positive reports but I would love to hear your expert opinion.