It is too soon to discuss a post-COVID-19 future and, yet, there is a need to raise a discussion on global social and economic resilience. The pandemic crisis has centralized the academic and policy discourse around the value of human life and the role of the state as integral to sustainable development. Initial steps require a self-critical assessment of the complex symbiosis of the economic, social, and health realms of the modern capitalist system. Preservation and continuation of basic individual freedoms, economic sustainability, and safeguarding public health call for a proactive and pragmatic state with a globally coordinated interdisciplinary response. This essay argues that by proactively addressing determinants of health, economic development, and social stability, we can compassionately address the critical dimensions of human wellbeing resolving the current and safeguarding against the future crises….