Let’s not deceive ourselves by blaming just the pandemic4 min read 27 May 2021, 10:19 PM IST
It’s incorrect to blame the carnage all around us on the covid pandemic alone. It is our failure to prepare for such crises despite the knowledge that they will recur that is chiefly at fault.
History teaches us that like death and taxes, pandemics are also certain. Tragically, many don’t learn. How well we manage them depends on our preparation. Pandemics stress-test our health infrastructure, but also our assumptions of administrative efficiencies and growth models, and the status of equality and poverty.