Deconfinement: There Is No Perfect Solution

“While the situation appears to be stable in other parts of Quebec, Montreal is among the cities most affected worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic. In certain boroughs and more importantly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs), the situation far exceeds the government’s capacity to assist certain segments of the population. The COVID-19 pandemic has thus turned into a sectoral humanitarian crisis. “

In Québec, we must learn to rebuild our social fabric and economic interactions in this new context. A return to “normal” is impossible and, above all, not recommended. For example, our relationship with time, combined with ever-higher performance objectives, must be reviewed in light of the high level of pre-crisis stress.

Professor David Morin, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, is co-author of this text on deconfinement in Quebec.

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