Message from the Director
Dear Colleagues and Readers,
2020 has been a challenging year for people around the world. Our thoughts go first and foremost to those who have lost loved ones, friends and colleagues. For many the year has also been an opportunity to reflect on the blessings of life and feel grateful for their health, family, friends, job and so much more.
The year and the pandemic mitigation and responses also brought to the frontline the ever-growing gap between the haves and the have nots. Many of the haves are enjoying the safe option of hunkering down, working remotely with families around, and ordering food for delivery at will. The have nots, mostly living from hand to mouth, are forced to ignore the pandemic risks, going out to work in often packed public transportation, or delivering the food for the haves. The latter deciding ironically that the have nots are mostly the essential workers of the world for their survival and continued well-being.