Society and lifestyle
What to expect from life after the Coronavirus?Updated on March 03, 2021, Oumou Wane
The country and its exemplary journey so far will not prevent the economic scourge for us, more threatening than the virus itself.
While our health system, guided by the directives of our President, now seems to be controlling the rate of deaths and increasing the number of cured cases, the progression of the pandemic remains constant. With increasing positive cases recorded and the number of deaths rising, our country continues to resist.
This is why, faced with the lack of certainty in the face of an ordeal that marks the history of the world, our response to Covid-19 must be resolutely collective and consistent. Consistent, because there is no point in reiterating the errors of judgment and trial and error that generated the outbreak in countries where transparency and anticipation have been lacking in governance. We must continue to learn from the rest of the world and know how to protect ourselves from the tragedies and catastrophes of this pandemic, in particular through our discipline and more than ever by respecting the rules defined by the doctors and the authorities.
Collective, because no one can measure up on their own and who can say they have the key to this profound complexity in the face of the Coronavirus? Macky Sall, by proposing sacred union with the opposition to work on this crisis in national solidarity, rather than doing it alone, gives us an example and a way forward. We must come together and give up sterile controversies to create a new republican pact that the Senegalese are calling for. The republic in its diversity must regain confidence and preserve hope in order to build the laboratory afterwards. Yes, because it is an appointment that we must make today with our own future. We can.
Senegal and its exemplary journey so far will not prevent the economic scourge for us, more threatening than the virus itself.
In Senegal, our social lifestyle, our habits, our habits and customs are the opposite of what is imposed on us by managing the virus. This crisis will definitely change our individual and collective lifestyles, as there is no doubt that we will have to live with this virus until a vaccine is available. So why not take advantage of the lessons that Covid-19 gives us to accelerate our own development model, to reinvent ourselves? We must.
The challenges of the future are linked to what Jacques Attali calls the economy of life. Indeed, he urges us to concentrate our efforts and our resources on the sectors of tomorrow. This new economy, according to him, brings together all the sectors which, in one way or another, from near or far, have as their mission, the defense of life, and which we see every day, very pragmatically, the vital importance: health, prevention, hygiene, waste management, water supply, sport, food, agriculture, protection of territories, distribution, trade, education, research, innovation, clean energy, digital technology, housing, goods transport, public transport, urban infrastructure, information, culture, the functioning of democracy, security , insurance, savings and credit. The Emerging Senegal Plan already includes these sectors but it is a question of going faster now.
Our President, who spares no effort for the economic emergence of our country, has already made a commitment to the Senegalese for a united and inclusive economy. He says today that the economic consequences are likely to be "more dramatic than the health consequences of Covid-19", and that is why he is calling for a total cancellation of the African continent's $ 365 billion in debt. 'This request must be taken into account because Africa is part of the world. ”He is right.
It is by assuming this leadership that African leaders will avoid the worst recession of all time and that the economic disaster associated with the pandemic will be saved for the continent...
It is high time to move from the economy of survival to the economy of life.
But our country has rites and traditions that we must know how to respect. This is why I want to finish this paper by greeting my Senegalese Muslim compatriots, who because of the pandemic will not be able to pray in mosques, nor to break the fast with large shared meals, while Ramadan has started and that it covers. -fire is maintained from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
God bless us.
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