Covid has exploited the comorbidities of our federalism
The pandemic has made it urgent to review how the Centre and states share responsibilities of governance
Coronavirus is a true-blue change agent. Look at Russia, the bastion of Putin-style socialism, which is now opening its doors to vaccine tourism: Come to Moscow, get vaccinated and, as a bonus, enjoy the sights. Even as an agent provocateur, the Sars-CoV-2 virus has upset the fragile economic balance of the past 40 years or so, disturbed the tenuous political order, and injected chaos into social networks and kinships. General Disequilibrium, anybody?