Adaptive strategies for managing crisis for the long haul.
It’s not just in your head – we just passed the sixth month mark, and the pandemic feels endless. Sure things are different, but you should have adjusted to the “new normal” by now, right?
Wrong, says science journalist Tara Haelle. In the beginning we operated on surge capacity, “a collection of adaptive systems – mental and physical – that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters.” But what do you do when the situation becomes chronic, with no end in sight? How do we manage with indefinite uncertainty? Halle spoke with the experts in an article we found both helpful and enlightening as well as we settle in to our third season of the pandemic.