Like previous pandemics, Covid-19 will shape the fates of nations

 

"If history is any guide, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may well alter the world order for decades to come."

 

The ways that nations respond to the pandemic today will largely determine their fortunes and fates over the next couple of decades at least, and perhaps beyond. Nations that are more successful at controlling the disease and minimizing fatalities will enjoy more social cohesion, while those that delay active measures to control its spread will see greater social stress, and a crippling of public faith in leaders and institutions.

 

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Posted: April 28, 2020

 

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