When the world stops turning
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This post is the fifth of a series of ten posts about certain aspects of our lives during the COVID-19 crisis. These posts must be read in order, starting with the 6th post would make absolutely no sense to the reader. Enjoy reading and above all, enjoy reflecting.
Along with these characteristics, we must also consider economic criteria and comparable wealth. Another characteristic would be the general level of education of the population. We could also consider Hofstede’s dimensions if sufficient data can be obtained. These dimensions are power distance, individualism vs collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity vs femininity, long-term orientation vs short-term orientation and indulgence vs restraint.
So, we have a list of aspects we can use to compare the evolution of such a crisis, as well as the response to it. The current metrics of the crisis as followed by the media, and thus by the population, do not interest me. They serve as an input to our analysis, but are at no point elements of interpretation. They show us the cultural or political response, but cannot be interpreted beyond this dimension. For example, the number of cases varies according to two aspects. The more tests carried out, the more positive cases, and therefore negative cases. The ratio between negative and positive cases varies depending on the coverage of tests carried out. If we target this or that environment, or if we test every other person, etc.
To be continued…
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Last Updated on May 12, 2020 by Coach Danny