Ms. Priscile Minde Y. Bahjin

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Covid-19: Hormesis for the new age of economics?

IN the fields of biology and medicine, hormesis is defined as an adaptive response of cells and organisms to a moderate (usually intermittent) stress. Examples include ischemic preconditioning, exercise, dietary energy restriction, and exposures to low doses of certain phytochemicals. In a similar way, perhaps, will economies be able to adapt to the stresses brought about by the pandemic? This article attempts to ponder on this question.