Beyond Social Distancing & Lockdowns: It’s time to harness ‘Capacity to Respond’ in our communities


What does a country do when the enemy is at the gate?

For weeks, country after country has attempted to keep the Coronavirus threat at bay by barring the gates, isolating itself and reducing ‘infiltration’ into the country. As these barriers have been crossed, and the coronavirus has begun to enter the ‘bloodstream,’ countries have been responding through systemic lockdowns based on ‘social distancing.’ Read more


Fighting Covid: the missing link

The battle against Covid is taking place on two fronts – individual and governmental.  

Individuals are expected to adopt safe practices and practice social distancing to the best of their opportunities & abilities.  

Governments are  –

  1. focusing on the suppression of illness by ensuring that communication of the virus is severely restricted. This has meant restricting all forms of physical communication (travel, work, entertaining, etc.) to the maximum extent possible.  
  2. utilizing available healthcare & testing facilities to the best possible extent to cure those who are already afflicted. 

There is a third front in the fight against Covid that must be actively encouraged to play its role.  Read more


Corona & the limits of the current paradigm

There is something profound in the Coronavirus – a lurking recognition in our collective consciousness that we are in some way reaching the limits of a world paradigm.  

For the past 500 years, it is the heroic mode of humankind that has demonstrated its glory – the conquering of nature, the conquering of distance itself, the conquering of many resource-based limits through the invention of new materials, and the making available of comfort and consumption to millions more than ever before.   Read more