The Pandemic Book

Pandemics show us who we are. They hold up a mirror that reveals many truths about our society and the way we live. The covid-19 pandemic of 2020 is no exception. It is not only the defining event of our era, and the most destructive, it is also, potentially, the most instructive.

This book explores the social, economic and political implications of the Covid19 pandemic, and examines why we, as a society, were so woefully unprepared for it, despite decades of warnings.

The book argues that it would be a mistake to try to return to ‘normal’ because the pandemic has changed our world irrevocably. Indeed, there is no ‘normal’ to return to – that was a different era.

The book also examines the key lessons we can learn from the pandemic, and how to apply them to make the world a better and more sustainable place.

Completion date: 2020