MANILA, Philippines – What will be the new normal as the coronavirus pandemic shakes and shifts the status quo?
The government, academe, and international organizations have released several reports that touch on various scenarios.
The International Labor Organization has predicted the loss of 25 million jobs globally. The National Economic and Development Authority projected that the 2020 GDP will drop to as low as -0.6%.
Meanwhile, consortium Deep Knowledge Group ranked the Philippines to be among the riskiest countries to be in during the pandemic.
As of Friday, April 17, the number of positive cases is at 5,878. The death toll has climbed up to 387 while 487 have recovered. What is the expected scenario when the lockdown is lifted on April 30, barring another extension?
Physicist and complex system scientist Christopher Monterola helped flesh out these trends in a Rappler+ Webinar on Monday, April 20, 3 pm via Zoom.
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Monterola is the Head of the Asian Institute of Management Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. He wrote a piece published on Rappler where he noted that the country needs around 200,000 to 300,000 kits by April to catch up and have a better sense of the pandemic’s scale.
He also co-wrote with fellow complex system scientist Erika Legara one of the earlier projections that pegged the pandemic’s scale to reach 26,000 by end March if not contained.
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