NIKIFORUK: COVID-19, Brought to You by Globalization

NIKIFORUK: COVID-19, Brought to You by Globalization

Postby Oscar » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:43 pm

COVID-19, Brought to You by Globalization

[ https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2020/03/13/ ... ign=130320 ]

How the virus exploits traits of our economy extolled as modern triumphs.

Andrew Nikiforuk March 13, 2020 | TheTyee.ca

This pandemic, with an estimated mortality rate of one to two per cent, is not a world ender or something to be truly feared.

But it deserves our respect and it certainly has our attention.

Pandemics, which go off like improvised bombs, don’t have to be formidable killers to be bad. Even modest biological detonations can upend your day and alter your world.

MORE . . . .

As SARS-CoV-2 — the respiratory virus that causes the disease COVID-19 — begins its explosive global journey, it has proven its ability to clog hospitals and freeze economies.
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