A teacher talks to a child in a classroom on the first day of the return of Sao Paulo state’s schools for extracurricular activities on October 7 amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil. Photo: Reuters A teacher talks to a child in a classroom on the first day of the return of Sao Paulo state’s schools for extracurricular activities on October 7 amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A teacher talks to a child in a classroom on the first day of the return of Sao Paulo state’s schools for extracurricular activities on October 7 amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

The big lesson from the coronavirus pandemic: invest in people

  • The pandemic has hastened existing trends, advancing the move online and killing off dying or obsolete industries
  • Given that studies have shown investing in people offers better returns than sinking funds into hardware, this should be our focus for the future

A teacher talks to a child in a classroom on the first day of the return of Sao Paulo state’s schools for extracurricular activities on October 7 amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil. Photo: Reuters A teacher talks to a child in a classroom on the first day of the return of Sao Paulo state’s schools for extracurricular activities on October 7 amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A teacher talks to a child in a classroom on the first day of the return of Sao Paulo state’s schools for extracurricular activities on October 7 amid the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
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