People enjoy time at Repulse Bay beach on November 7. Decisions on whether to go out during the pandemic can seem straightforward, but there are complex forces shaping the world that might be difficult to see at first glance. Photo: DPA People enjoy time at Repulse Bay beach on November 7. Decisions on whether to go out during the pandemic can seem straightforward, but there are complex forces shaping the world that might be difficult to see at first glance. Photo: DPA
People enjoy time at Repulse Bay beach on November 7. Decisions on whether to go out during the pandemic can seem straightforward, but there are complex forces shaping the world that might be difficult to see at first glance. Photo: DPA
David Matchar
Opinion

Opinion

David Matchar

Covid-19 has messed with our world. Here’s how we can build a more resilient future

  • Our world looks calm most of the time, letting us make decisions without worrying about the underlying forces
  • However, the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic means we need to consider the complexity driving the shape of our world

People enjoy time at Repulse Bay beach on November 7. Decisions on whether to go out during the pandemic can seem straightforward, but there are complex forces shaping the world that might be difficult to see at first glance. Photo: DPA People enjoy time at Repulse Bay beach on November 7. Decisions on whether to go out during the pandemic can seem straightforward, but there are complex forces shaping the world that might be difficult to see at first glance. Photo: DPA
People enjoy time at Repulse Bay beach on November 7. Decisions on whether to go out during the pandemic can seem straightforward, but there are complex forces shaping the world that might be difficult to see at first glance. Photo: DPA
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David Matchar

David Matchar

Professor David B. Matchar is a professor with the Health Services and System Research (Health Systems Design Lab) at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore.