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This, along with the 2008 crash, suggest a more robust system should be in place

Reader comment on item: Shaken Out of Complacency by COVID-19?

Submitted by Anon (Israel), Apr 11, 2020 at 20:25

Right now, countries are so heavily dependent on each other and on America that a major economic crash in a country like America can cause all of them to all but collapse.
Obviously it's efficient to have countries rely on each other and not produce absolutely everything entirely on their own, but it would be useful to have some redundancy, to have a slightly less efficient system, so that a major crash in one large economic power doesn't, while still hurting all other countries somewhat, would not lead to a devastating domino effect.

This might also mean that it would be easier to cut off contact with a country in which a virus emerges, though in the case of covid-19, the virus seems to have spread almost entirely via tourism and not through trade.

Countries should also invest a great deal of money into flu virus vaccines and into vaccine technology generally. Bill Gates anticipated a few years ago that a virus - and not just any virus but a variety of the flu virus - would wreak havoc. Being able to get better at sectioning off areas of a country is also vital. And I'm sure it's possible to get much better at it.


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