The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world like a shock. It occurred as warnings of another financial meltdown, massive corporate debt, and grossly overleveraged financial speculation was being recognized in the headlines.
COVID-19 is just the tip of the iceberg!
In fact, as the COVID crisis hit, discussion began in the press regarding the question of “who would live and who would die” — ostensibly because of shortage of supply.
Why is there any shortage of supply?
Our blog was initiated as a dialogue among those on the front lines, who can personally report on what is happening now, and establish the context from what has been done the past, and what should be the design for the future. There must be no policy of “triage”!
For instance — why did we shut down so many hospitals in the US?
The current proposal of the International Schiller Institute has created a model around which to build and discuss new policies. The 2000 campaign of the Schiller Institute to Save DC General Hospital in Washington DC also posed many of these questions 20 years ago.
We have one foot in the Black Death period of the 14th century, but we have the other foot headed towards Mars! What are the science drivers that will bring us into this new era with health and peace.