Philosophy Professor Kok-Chor Tan was interviewed by the Omnia regarding the impact of GDP, socioeconomic status, government response, the media, and interpersonal dynamics on how individuals will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. From the article, regarding the United States' $2.2 trillion relief package passed by Congress:
The relief package in fact exposes deeper, underlying deficiencies in our institutions. We can say the same about financial relief for health care related to COVID-19. This would be less necessary if there was already universal health care in our country. If there is a recurring theme in our discussion here, it is that a crisis exposes and magnifies existing institutional failures, both domestically and globally.
The full article can be found here.