Covid-19: need for technological independence
Among so many verbs that have become fashionable in these times of pandemic –infect, spread, analyse, isolate, care–, there is one that, at first glance, seems foreign to the occasion: strip.
This verb is figuratively repeated in hundreds of speeches - "the covid-19 stripped ...", "the coronavirus stripped ...", "the pandemic stripped ..." -, reminding us that a good part of these material and social progress we were so proud of, leaned on feet of clay.
Reality is stubborn. The coronavirus, in effect, not only infected our organisms, but it also severely exposed our technological dependence.
It is undeniable that globalization brought countless benefits. It allowed us to have goods and services from anywhere in the world and expand our frontiers of knowledge. But we never anticipated that the global village we were building would be re-parcelled and closed.
- Vaccination Coverage
- Indicators and Reagents
- Economic Recession
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