I mentioned the other day the emerging model of public-private partnership combined with advanced technology to help speed mitigation and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
I'm obviously not the only one noticing this. I'm referring you here to an article outlining in a theoretical manner (I'm sure the practical examples will emerge soon) how this model can help us predict the NEXT pandemic, so our mitigation and recovery is even faster.
We are obviously still fully engaged in recovering from THIS pandemic, and using these tools as rapidly as we can, but I also think it's reasonable for us to start thinking about how we can prepare for the next one. We know more are coming, and it's government that must take the lead in developing these new ways of working to protect and continue to develop our societies to continue to grow and prosper.
Unlike medical tests which are scarce, expensive, and slow to deploy, this clinical data-driven digital personalization approach can be applied quickly and is easy to scale. It could enable, with the right models, safer de-confinement at a much faster rate than current test-track-isolate best practices for Covid-19, under which anyone infected and their contacts would remain in confinement, even if they are at low risk of suffering serious symptoms.