The fury of COVID-19: the politics, histories, and unrequired love of the Coronavirus

By: Lal, Vinay
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi Macmillan 2020Description: xviii, 293 p.: ill. includes indexISBN: 9789389104233Subject(s): Coronavirus | Pandemic - India | Climate changeDDC classification: 616.2414 Summary: There has never been anything like the Covid-19 pandemic in history. The world as we knew it has changed and the fury of Covid-19 has unleashed new forces and left us with an uncertain future. Though its fatality rate, in comparison with some previous epidemics such as the Black Death and the 'Spanish flu' of 1918-20, is strikingly low, and though it follows in the path of epidemics such as HIV, SARS, and Ebola, the coronavirus pandemic has produced outcomes which are altogether unprecedented. There is no other instance where the world was, over three months, brought to a standstill and the global economy shuttered. Most countries imposed a 'lockdown' and shut down their borders. In Italy and Spain, old people were left to die; in India, millions of migrants took to the road. In some countries, rulers have assumed emergency powers. America, the world's superpower, has been brought to its knees. The economic impact of the outbreak has been shattering; the environmental implications may yet be monumental. Investigating all these trends and the social, cultural, political, and philosophical aspects and implications of the pandemic, this book evaluates the fate of humankind and the earth in its wake. http://panmacmillan.co.in/bookdetails/9789389104233/The-Fury-of-Covid-19/3455
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There has never been anything like the Covid-19 pandemic in history. The world as we knew it has changed and the fury of Covid-19 has unleashed new forces and left us with an uncertain future. Though its fatality rate, in comparison with some previous epidemics such as the Black Death and the 'Spanish flu' of 1918-20, is strikingly low, and though it follows in the path of epidemics such as HIV, SARS, and Ebola, the coronavirus pandemic has produced outcomes which are altogether unprecedented. There is no other instance where the world was, over three months, brought to a standstill and the global economy shuttered.
Most countries imposed a 'lockdown' and shut down their borders. In Italy and Spain, old people were left to die; in India, millions of migrants took to the road. In some countries, rulers have assumed emergency powers. America, the world's superpower, has been brought to its knees. The economic impact of the outbreak has been shattering; the environmental implications may yet be monumental. Investigating all these trends and the social, cultural, political, and philosophical aspects and implications of the pandemic, this book evaluates the fate of humankind and the earth in its wake.

http://panmacmillan.co.in/bookdetails/9789389104233/The-Fury-of-Covid-19/3455

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