The dramatic report of our global crisis
What started in late December 2019 as warnings from an eye doctor in Wuhan rapidly turned into a global pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 is a dangerous virus, easily transmitted and deadly, but Covid-19 has become an even greater catalyst for a global cataclysm that has robbed all societies and economic systems of their certainties and is now threatening their very existence.
A team of doctors, scientists and reporters, including many award-winning journalists, has been tracking down the background of the virus and studying how it spread from an animal market in central China around the world, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
The question is why governments for a third time - on the heels of the climate crisis and the refugee crisis - have failed to develop a far-sighted political framework built on numerous studies and warnings. The authors also attempt to find out how the human race can still manage to get the pandemic under control.
- A joint research endeavor by 18 international doctors and journajoint research endeavor by 18 international doctors and journalists
- Early history, outbreak, spread, effects of the Corona Virus, and the failure of governments to cope with it
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