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COVID-19: What Exit Strategy?

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May 18th, 2020

No other emergency has led to the paralysis of the world economy. No other response to a disaster has led to the home confinement of more than half of the world's population. Professor Alemanno warns that COVID-19 may go down in history as yet another major disaster occurrence with no learnings attached. Yet, as new transboundary disasters – from bioterrorism to climate change – loom on the horizon, neither the world nor risk regulation, as a discipline and practice of government, can hardly afford to let another crisis go wasted. Learn more in this free webinar.

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After weeks of lockdowns, it is becoming clear that a policy of indiscriminate social distancing can’t last indefinitely. 

While these restrictive measures proved necessary to slow down the spread of the virus and saved tens of thousands of lives, they came at high social and economic costs.

The new approach of TEST, TRACK and ISOLATE may enable us to gain some individual and collective freedom. It however requires enhanced testing capacity (very few countries to have), the willingness of citizens to embrace in great number contact tracing apps still under development as well as the individual discipline to self-isolate when requested. This will take some time and a lot of experimentation towards a new normal, which is set to be very different than the pre-Covid normalcy.

Learn more: watch the webinar by Alberto Alemanno:

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HEC Paris Executive Education is organizing a series of free webinars to best deal with the crisis caused by the Covid-19. Professors share their analysis of the situation and give insights on how to recover from it. In French: Série de webinars pour préparer à la reprise post-coronavirus.  
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