Coronavirus exit strategies webinar
The ECCT’s Technology committee hosted a webinar on the subject “The day after the coronavirus crisis - Multidisciplinary and comparative research on corona exit strategies” with guest speaker Professor Deborah Shmueli from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel. Read the full event report here.
The speaker began with an introduction to the work that has been conducted by and is ongoing at the National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness in Israel, that she heads. The centre is currently focusing on the Covid-19 crisis, working in conjunction with Israel’s ministry of health, national Security Council, NGOs and universities, among other partners. The centre has about 90 researchers.
The speaker concluded that the key to long-term crisis management and crisis exit and recovery lies in preparedness. Essential preparations for emergencies should cover equipment supplies, the health system’s absorption capacity, voluntary means of tracking, minimising health, economic and social damage and impinging on human rights and the rule of law.