Redefining the Global “New Normal” After Covid-19

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PUNDITS ARE COMPARING the Covid-19 pandemic to the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 to tease out lessons for how to combat future pandemics. However, the world back then and the world today are very different. If what we are searching for is approaches that can help us strengthen resilience on a global scale, the period following the Second World War may be more relevant than the period following the First World War. It is the Second World War then that should interest us as we prepare to reorganise the world post-Covid-19. The 1918 pandemic killed around 50 million people worldwide, and it hit at ...


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