‘Epidemics are not an esoteric subfield for the interested specialist but instead are a major part of the ‘big picture’ of historical change and development,” writes historian Frank M. Snowden, of Yale, in Epidemics and Society. “Infectious diseases, in other words, are as important to understanding societal development as economic crises, wars, revolutions, and demographic change.” So it is reasonable to assume that the coronavirus pandemic will exact a toll not only on our physical health and economic vitality. It will also change our society. And, if history is a guide, not for the better.
Already, populations around the world face …
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