When Viruses Spread Social Contagion: What Covid-19 Teaches Us about Social Life

Christian Borch

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought much grief and anxiety to the world. As deaths from the coronavirus mount and the invisible foe brings wealthy, technologically advanced societies to their knees, the world has learned not to underestimate the shocks viruses can deliver. The present outbreak’s implications are far-reaching to say the least—the virus has allowed some authoritarian leaders to strengthen their grip on societies unmoored in crisis, and we have barely scratched the surface of Covid-19’s impact on global economies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date9 Apr 2020
Place of PublicationBillinge
PublisherCultureCog Ltd.
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2020

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