Refining Daily Social Behaviour is How We Individuals Get to Define the New Normal

By Ooi Kee Beng

August 2020 EDITORIAL
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THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS that causes Covid-19 has been going about its deadly business for six months now. To date (July 10, 2020), 12,414,853 people have officially been infected by it, and since the first week of May, the seven-day moving average for deaths per day globally has been around 4,700. All inhabited continents are affected, and at last count, 215 countries have had cases, with 157 of them having had more than 10 deaths so far. The fatality rate is...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: