Illustration by Nikka Maxino-Bagasan | Color Monica Ong

Beyond the Curve

What is clear after four months since the world went on a hard lockdown is that science will help solve the problem, and scientists will guide us as we come out of it — not politics or politicians.

In the Philippines, the pandemic has highlighted the lack of a comprehensive healthcare system for our people and exposed how expensive it is to survive the virus, as reporting came in on hospital bills running in the millions of pesos.  

Countries like South Korea, which managed to control the virus early on through contact tracing and isolation, used technology to trace and monitor people in isolation. Technology will play a huge part, too, if we want a world with clear skies and less pollution — perhaps the only silver lining when the world shuts down. 

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