If we take a cue from HIV/ AIDS, and learn to live with Covid19, the practice of prevention and regular testing could help us rebuild our economies and societies.
In trying times, friends matter; the right friends matter even more. The pandemic is forcing a rethink.
The experience of this pandemic has made explicit our ways of seeing. It can inform what and how we need to learn so we can cope with the next complex challenges life may bring us.
In shaping the post-Covid world, experience may be less relevant than resilience, creativity, empathy, perspective, and the ability to connect dots.
We need shared stories to make sense of the crises brought about by the pandemic, and to kickstart our collective imagination as we navigate our way out.
Unless a miracle cure for Covid19 emerges, we are going to have to learn to avoid superspreaders, and to avoid becoming superspreaders.
We are framing Covid19 too simplistically, just as we did obesity, and hoping for a silver bullet -- a cure, a vaccine. Just like obesity this may be a losing battle.
Sometimes advice is not about helping solve a dilemma but enabling better sharpening of the way we are framing the problem.