Will modernity survive the Corona infection?

18 Mar 2020 - 17:05
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It is everywhere and it is sudden. No escape

The globe has entered into a giant stress test. On all levels, in all sectors. Corona doesn`t come slowly like the effects of climate change. It is hardly picky. Even ISIS is concerned and advises its supporters to be careful and warns them ‘do not spread the virus.’ It is not man-made like political violence or war and it is hardly local. It is everywhere and it is sudden. No escape.

The stress test concerns all systems. Our international economic system. Our healthcare system. Our governance system, our academic Research and Development systems, our communication and our social systems, including our value systems. All these systems are being tested at present and will be tested more intensely in the coming months.

Read the full article in our Clingendael Magazine.