How do we plan for economic recovery following COVID-19? The pandemic has been called ‘unprecedented’. A pandemic that spreads throughout the world very quickly and shuts down entire economies. But the reality is experts have been warning that exactly this kind of pandemic has been on the cards for years.
From Government exercises showing how unprepared countries were for a pandemic outlining worst case scenarios in mock-up projects (search), to scientists like warning that a pandemic is imminent, it seems ‘unprecedented’ doesn’t reflect the true picture. In reality, the global pandemic of 2020 is visible, tangible and effective evidence of exactly how an unsustainable ecosystem has real world repercussions.