Mail Today|March 21, 2020
We are in the grips of a pivotal moment in the history of mankind. A strange time, a scary time, a viscerally disruptive time. Mob mentality as important to question as the mistruths about mob immunity. China was the beginning, and China might also be the nation that is most connected to the virus until the very end.
Any doubt that East and West couldn’t really meet is brought to quick closure with the Corona journey. A journey that has also dispelled any feeling of invincibility that the 1 per cent or the politically powerful might have had. The virus is hitting the haves as hard or more so, than those who would be its most vulnerable victims due to lack of access and a far from level playing field. It has neighbouring States behaving friendly and also issuing threats to each other. Enemies are willing to extend an olive branch, as the UAE has to Iran, while the US and Canada are ready to seal their borders.
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March 21, 2020