Human-Environment-Health and Reinforcement of Individual Resilience
8 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2020 Last revised: 23 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 17, 2020
The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is stressing the world population, health care system and economies at a level not experienced since WWII or the last “Spanish flu” pandemic of 1918. This shock provides a real-life test of the resilience of human societies, challenging our understanding and level of preparation. We suggest that a decay of global individual health resilience, due to cumulative multi-factor pollutions and modern ways of life, has made the whole population strongly susceptible to the COVID 19 pandemic. To ensure future resilient societies, we propose to prioritize economic development fostering depollution of the ecosystem and of individuals, and training individual responsibility.
Keywords: COVID-19, resilience, system, pollution, individual responsibility, social digital technologies
JEL Classification: I12, I18, I30, M14, Q50
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