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Why we turn to scientists in times of crisis

Experts on how they developed resilience in extremely stressful situations

It’s hard to know just how much we can say that self-isolation is causing us to struggle. For every statement about how this is a once-in-a-lifetime, impossible to fathom, paradigm-shifting challenge, there are those who say that a passive resistance is nothing in comparison to the wars of old (as if we could be conscripted to go head to head with a virus). Sometimes it feels like we’re allowed to wallow in what we miss, what we’ve lost. Other times it feels like we’re supposed to make lemonade out of proverbial lemons, mainly because we can’t find any literal ones at the supermarket…

 

Why we turn to scientists in times of crisis

As the virus continues to ravage the globe, we all stand in awe of how – in a flash – the life we knew, and with it, our habits and behaviours, has turned upside down.

Through all the mayhem, key questions have come to the fore. How will the pandemic reshape the globe? How will we reach the light at the end of the tunnel? And who will get us there? The answer is unequivocal: science will. Maybe not only, but chiefly.

Instead of political unity between countries on how best to respond to the crisis, we see a plethora of strategies, studies, and confusing political protocols. But one thing nations do agree on, is that, for the world to go back to “normal”, we need a vaccine. Once the vaccine leaves the factories for distribution, and whole populations are vaccinated, we can all leave home back to normal life, but until then we are impatiently waiting for a saviour in a lockdown…

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