Rod, I think you're absolutely right with regard to reframing this particular subject, and reframing in general. The long-term and unintended consequences of solving problems through a specific lens (as an infectious disease expert, for example) fails to address other societal issues such as the increased potential for suicides, permanent job loss, alcoholism and abuse, politicization, and so much more. The true cost of the pandemic won't be known in real terms for many years, decades even, in large part because, as you suggest, the decision making bodies failed to look at the issue through different lenses. A more collective approach to solving the Covid problem would certainly have addressed the broader societal implications of its decision making.

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(L) New ideas are delivered from the ecosystem collective to the Master and (R) New ideas from the Master are propagated through the ecosystem by its agents and eventually scale outside the ecosystem. Images are copyright Salt Flats, 2019.

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