Brief: The emergence in 2020 of the Coronavirus (or Covid-19) and the putative dire implications for us all of its unchecked spread and virulence caught most people on the planet off guard. For a variety of reasons, this development signalled an epochal turning point for the global political economy, for our society and humanity. Greg Maybury gets ‘up close and personal’ with the virus, reflecting more so on the ‘popular delusions and madness of crowds’ attending it. In this context, he offers a more off-piste perspective of the forces driving us to a destination almost certainly will not be to our liking.
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