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Covid-19 is sign of an ecological crisis

Dealing with it as if it were a singular phenomenon occurring in a single domain will not work

Shyam Saran 

Shyam Saran

The coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic continues to spread across the world and is already a major health crisis. It has begun to spill over into the economic domain, causing cascading disruptions to the dense networks of production and investment, travel and trade.

It is possible that within a year or so, an effective vaccine may be developed but that might be too late in preventing a full scale pandemic. While focusing on the immediate crisis one should consider its deeper implications. The Covid-19 is a symptom of a deeper ecological crisis that endangers the survival of humanity ...

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First Published: Mon, March 09 2020. 22:45 IST
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