Globalance: Covid Balance of Freedom and Discipline

The Covid-19 pandemic is shaking the world. At hand, polarisation between those in favour or against masks and vaccines, populist leaders who do not care for their people, and an accelerated trade war between US and China. Asian countries with a high level of discipline seem to have mastered the pandemic better than western countries with emphasis on freedom despite the pandemic or countries with chaotic governments.

But at the end of the first wave, the thirst for freedom and fairness has resurged in Asia – the hunger for community is back. In the post-pandemic world, we need to better balance freedom and fairness, individual self-expression and collective discipline, caring for ourselves and caring for others.

We need a global balance of values, between east and west, north and south, old and young, believers and non-believers. The pandemic teaches us: not America first or China or Uganda or Brazil first, but Humanity first. Because we all are first humans. This is the Globalance Response.

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