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Exiting the pandemic not a case of survival of the fittest, but striking a positive balance

Navigating out of the Covid-19 crisis brings us face-to-face with a myriad of policy dilemmas and trade-offs. The trick is balancing societal health with economic recovery.

One potential exit path would be selective support to keep the critical parts of the economy afloat - industries that play to the country's competitive advantage and core competencies, companies that could go on to be sector champions or large employment generators, and so on.

THERE has been a lot of debate on how to engineer a safe exit from lockdown from a healthcare perspective. While this is no doubt something we must all carefully navigate, attention also needs to be paid to how we will negotiate "the day after" from a macro-economic standpoint.

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