12 Perspectives on the Pandemic in Social Sciences

Here’s a snapshot of some of the big ideas discussed in the pamphlet:

  • People want more than statistics when the scale of the crisis calls out for a moral or religious response
  • This virus may be the covert midwife of authoritarian regimes if we are not careful
  • In China, the idea of the monolingual ideology (so prominent in West) was ditched in 48 hours
  • In Europe, the pandemic has amplified the second colonial drain of skills by employing foreign-trained and foreign-born doctors, nurses and medical staff
  • The area of peak globalization is not over

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