The Pandemic Journal
by Sunita Narain
The world is living a nightmare. Something which it had only imagined in its wildest fantasies, something which was merely the stuff of countless films and fiction till now, is unfolding as a horrifying reality. In just over 500 days since it sprung out of China, this once-in-a-century pandemic has brought us grovelling to our knees, drastically transforming the way we live, work, and relate to nature and to our Earth.
The Pandemic Journal is an exhaustive recounting of this nightmare, its history, evolution, impacts, and much more. Over 100 journalists have contributed to this enormous and intense chronological saga of a world teetering on the edge. These chroniclers have seen and covered it all – the virus in its various avatars and mutations - The exodus of the hapless millions from our cities - The heart-rending cries for help from thousands who saw their loved ones fall prey - The extreme vaccine chauvinism and meltdown of the globalised world…
It is all here... A story that goes way beyond all the other stories that may have been written on this crisis... A prologue to a world that would never be the same again, even if we celebrate a waning of the pandemic in the near future...
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