To what extent has your experience of Covid-19 been impacted by your own starting points or those of your local community?
Part 1: Navigating change before the pandemic
Which pre-existing factors affected the ability of communities to respond to Covid-19?
We set out to explore the extent to which the pre-existing conditions, foundations and infrastructure in people’s individual lives, local communities and institutions impacted their ability to respond to crises and disaster in general and to the Covid-19 pandemic in particular.
We thought that communities would vary in their characteristics and that these variations would be a critical determinant of the impact of Covid-19.
- Which factors pre-existing Covid-19 were the most important or critical in determining the impact of Covid-19 on the community and its ability to respond effectively?
Our investigation of the issues affecting communities before the pandemic is captured in the themes below. We invite you to explore these and add your reflections in the comments section.