Needed: a scientific temper to secure our post-covid future
The most important first step in reimagining and remaking our future after this crisis is the cultivation of a scientific temper
Framing a problem is key to its resolution. Framing a problem like the coronavirus pandemic is complex and therefore lends itself to no easy resolution. By resolution is not meant the therapeutic resolution of covid-19 which will hopefully happen in the course of time as it occurred with flu and other viral infections prior. Resolution in the true sense means preventing a pandemic like coronavirus from recurring without undermining the three meritocratic and critical underlying conditions that ironically aided its spread, namely globalization, trade and commercial interconnectivity worldwide, and covid-19’s origin in a global manufacturing hub which, incidentally, happened to be China.