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SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: complex systems wobbling

We live in a complex system. Complex systems are those that are intrinsically difficult to model due to interactions between their parts or between a given system and its environment. Their reaction to a given input is unpredictable. The capacity of a complex system to absorb hits and disturbances and still retain basic function and structure is called resilience. Non-resilient systems destabilize and mutate to new, most frequently, less desirable states1. The coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the pandemic disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, demonstrates how susceptible our complex systems are, when the disturbance cannot be controlled rapidly and effectively.

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