The COVID-19 Pandemic Ecosystem 

 

Stakeholders, Ecosystems and Complexity

The COVID-19 Pandemic section is divided into the following subsections:

 

Global Level 

The Federal Level

The State Level

The Local Level

 

And includes the following perspectives:

The Citizen 

The Patient

The Consumer

The COVID 19 Pandemic Ecosystem provides an overview of the various stakeholders, rules, and environment that impacts on the complexity of the challenge.

Along with the section on stakeholders, the ecosystem features people, organizations and processes that are tasked with creating legislation, scientific research, law enforcement, and treatment, private sector entities that impact the epidemic. The COVID-19 Pandemic Ecosystem (Review of System) is incorporated into the COVID-19 Pandemic Case Presentation and serve for testing the use of the case presentation in addressing policy challenges. It is the objective of the COVID-19 Pandemic Case Presentation to be used by local entities and to be easily configured to local needs and resources.

 

How do I fit into the COVID-19 Pandemic?

 

In order to actively participate in our politics, locally, state, and nationally (Globally) we need to be informed about political and public institutions, our representatives, and other government officials. My Political Ecosystem provides easy access to your specific ecosystem from local to national as well as the tools to actively participate in our democracy.

 

What can I do to make a difference in my ecosystem?

 

Our representative system of government is based on We the People actively taking part in our government.  There are many ways that we can all be engaged to make our collective lives better. We provide suggestions for tools you can use to participate and make a difference.  The COVID-19 Pandemic Ecosystem section includes an overview of the multiple stakeholders and relationships associated with COVID 19 and the social factor that impact its devestation.  Topics are geared to individuals, professionals, and organizations.  

 

The COVID-19 Pandemic Ecosystem: Overview of System Thinking and Citizen Action 

Introduction 

We are experimenting using complexity and systems thinking to map the challenges associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic in order to provide a coherent method to intervene in these systems. Utilizing the complexity lens provides an understanding of the challenge and contextualizes the pandemic. The overall effort can  help  the interested citizen to understand their part in the vast ecosystem and to appreciate the impact it has on many aspects of their lives. Furthermore engaging in actions that are informed by understanding the ecosystem and the citizen place within it can lead to an informed  approach to the many aspects of COVID-19 and the impact it  is having on individuals, communities, the economy and the political system to mention a few*. Our effort builds on the recognition that mapping complex systems can bring a new understanding of the relationships among the various stakeholders in the COVID-19 pandemic ecosystem. We hope to demonstrate that with a framework that builds on systems thinking, citizens may target the problems that impact their personal lives as well as their communities and nation. The connection of the biology, public health, medical, economic, political, psychological aspects of the SARS-Cov-2  and the COVID-19 illness it causes is an opportunity to test the citizen based approach to participate in addressing complex challenges.  

 

The focus of complexity associated results is incorporated into the COVID-19 Pandemic Project and Case Presentation and the Citizen Commission and serve for testing the use of the case presentation in addressing policy challenges. The objective of the COVID-19 Ecosystem  is to be used by citizens, and other stakeholders including organizations and local entities and to be easily configured to local needs and resources.

 

The vision for the COVID-19 pandemic project is dependent on understanding and leveraging the interaction between transparency, citizen democracy, and systems thinking. Citizens4health  adopted systems thinking as a way to clearly illustrate the complex ecosystem of the COVID-19 pandemic and to highlight the relationships of the various stakeholders, their roles, and dynamics. Mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ecosystem is associated with citizen tools to actively interact within the COVID-19 Pandemic Ecosystem. The COVID-19 pandemic ecosystem  maps will be presented from the personal perspective: citizen, consumer, patient.   

 

The COVID-19 Pandemic Ecosystem (Review of System) is incorporated into the COVID-19 Pandemic Case Presentation and the Citizen Commission serves for testing the use of the case presentation in addressing policy challenges. It is the objective of the COVID-19 Pandemic Case Presentation to be used by local entities and to be easily configured to local needs and resources.

 

Benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic ecosystem map in understanding and managing complexity.

 

  • Visualize the ecosystem and the dynamic interaction among the various stakeholders

  • Shared framework for communications about the process and possible interventions

  • Fits within the Medical Case Presentation as it provides a framework for review of systems at multiple levels

  • Easily changed adapted to different fields of study and localities

  • Areas to intervene are clearly visualized

  • Dynamic and performance assessment is built into the map

  • Without the outline of a potential strategy, it is hard to know where greater detail or a narrower “zoom” is required because so many subjective choices are made during a mapping process about what to include and what to exclude for communication purposes.

Physicists have traditionally simplified systems as much as possible, in order to shed light on fundamental properties. But small, simple parts build up into large, complex wholes. Are there new rules and laws of nature that apply specifically to the realm of complexity? This has been a popular question for a few decades now, and we have some answers but not as many as we would like. Neil Johnson is an expert on complex systems generally, and information networks in particular. We discuss how self-organization can arise from individual units following their own agendas, and how we can mathematically characterize such behavior. Then we talk about information networks in the modern world, including how they have been used to spread disinformation and find recruits for radical fringe groups.