There will be no “post-Coronavirus” moment ahead because as a species we are a participant in a complex ecosystem that we cannot control. We are only now beginning to realize that we are not in charge and that there are severe limits on our collective behavior as pandemic diseases are likely to emerge again and again on in our climate-changed world. (See: There will be no “post-COVID” world …. )
Some sources for this program include:
- Will coronavirus end? Covid-19 may become endemic and last years – The Washington Post
- WHO Says Covid-19 ‘May Never Go Away’
- Coronavirus may never go away, World Health Organization warns – BBC News
- Coronavirus: This is not the last pandemic – BBC News
- Exploiting nature ‘drives outbreaks of new diseases’
- With a million species at risk, what do we save?
- David Quammen: How Animal Infections Spill Over to Humans – Scientific American
- Why Coronavirus is the by-product of human behavior with David Quammen
- Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic: David Quammen
- Did Coronavirus Come From Bats? David Quammen
- As Trump Claims “Fantastic Job” on COVID, Reporter Laurie Garrett Warns Pandemic May Last 36+ Months
- President Trump Plays Golf as COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 100,000 | Amanpour and Company
- Fauci Says Trump Has Stopped Talking To Coronavirus Task Force Members
- Rising threat from the seas | DW Documentary
- Boston Climate & Sea-Level Update – January 2019
- Jane Goodall: humanity is finished if it fails to adapt after Covid-19 | Science | The Guardian
- People and Planet: Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture.
- There will be no “post-COVID” world ….
- Tim Weiskel, “A Chapter in an Ongoing Crisis,” a contribution to the forum After the Pandemic: Which Future?, Great Transition Initiative (July 2020)
- The Social Impact of COVID-19
For background cultural analysis outlining why this comes as such a surprise to Americans see:
- Overcoming the Multiple Legacies of European Colonialism: Can The West Survive Its Most Cherished Historical Myths?
as well as: