We’ve flattened the curve, now we need to plan an economy to keep it flat

A few days ago, this tweet scrolled into my feed:

It didn’t get a lot of play in the press, but I think it’s pretty transformational. The numbers are coming in and it’s becoming apparent that our months of social distancing and isolation have paid off. Case numbers are down across the country. We are starting to reopen our economy as a result.

However, it’s not without consequences. Everywhere in the world where we have seen economies reopen, it has been met with an increase in new cases. It is unavoidable. A return to the way things were is a recipe to repeat the panic and spike in numbers we saw back in March.

The solution is to change. We know a second wave is coming in the fall. We can’t afford to return to work as it was at the start of the year. Those days are gone. We need a new more virtual economy for the COVID-19 age. Where commerce can take place without the presence of brick and mortar locations.

That is why the announcement before is so exciting to me. It’s the first sign I’ve seen of a plan to truly create a new paradigm for the economy to function in social distancing conditions. It can be scary at first, but it is necessary and unavoidable. Truly we live in exciting times.

If you want to see more about the project or think you could benefit I’m going to leave a link here for you to explore:

Shopify.ca

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