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The Great Lockdown hits the Third World hard

The long-lasting scars Covid-19 will leave

It’s already clear that the social and economic impact of the pandemic on the world’s poorest will be severe and long-lasting.

  • Gilbert Achcar
  • Le Monde diplomatique

Nations that are crippled by unsustainable debt lack the resources to prop up their economies, and rich countries are focused on domestic priorities.

Just as nowhere is immune to the effects of climate change, so the Covid-19 pandemic exempts no one, rich or poor, head of state or refugee.

But these global crises do not affect everyone in the same way.

Vulnerability to the…

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