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The Triple Crisis Shaking the World

More than just a public-health disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic is a history-defining event with far-reaching implications for the global distribution of wealth and power.

With economies in free-fall and geopolitical tensions rising, there can be no return to normal: the past is passed, and only the future counts now.

  • Joschka Fischer
  • The Nation

BERLIN – The COVID-19 pandemic is entering its second phase as countries gradually reopen their economies and loosen or even revoke strict social-distancing measures.

Yet, barring the arrival of an effective, universally available therapy or vaccine, the transition back to “normal” will be more aspirational than real.

Worse, it risks triggering a second wave of infections at the local and regional level, and possibly on a much larger scale.

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