This page last updated 11/10/2020.
We are in a worldwide pandemic (with cascading economic effects) and this can be quite unsettling and paralyzing.
To give you hope and practical advice, I've put together this Coronavirus crisis resource center to help you personally and professionally adapt and respond to the unprecedented (in our lifetimes) event we all find ourselves within.
Whether it's your family, your freelancing, or your small business, there are unique challenges faced each day. It will not be easy, but together we can navigate it more effectively.
The Status Of Things -->
“We’ve been chasing a bit of a false narrative that the economic hit is about the restrictions and not the disease itself,” said Julia Coronado, president and founder of Macropolicy Perspectives, an economic research consulting firm. “The economic story really isn’t about lockdowns, and we’re going to make mistakes by pursuing that narrative. It really is about the disease, and how fearful people are about getting sick, and how businesses are going to operate in a world where this virus is with us.”
This pandemic is likely going to last a year or more. The costs will be high for human lives and the negative economic impact (there will be positive as well, especially in the long-term).
"Where the shamers would have us submit to a monopoly on knowledge, the debunkers would have us surrender to epistemic nihilism." Ari Schulman, The New Atlantis
The problem we must solve must address the many competing priorities of this complex situation (even as we often oversimplify it based on our biases). Sweden has not locked down, and yet their economy has been dramatically weakened on top of the much higher number of cases and deaths. There is no simple solution to this complex situation.
"I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end and turn the experience into the defining event of my life, which in retrospect, I would not trade... You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be." - Admiral Jim Stockdale, Former Prisoner of War
"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another." - Paul, the apostle - Galatians 5:13-15
I've put together the following resources that are related to the Coronavirus Crisis. I'll continue adding to the library as the pandemic unfolds.