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Current History (2023) 122 (844): 191–192.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Kalala J. Ngalamulume The COVID-19 pandemic response in West Africa has been shadowed by the legacies of colonial-era approaches to disease control. © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 West Africa COVID-19 pandemic colonialism health care kngalamu...
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Current History (2023) 122 (842): 95–100.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Sofia A. Perez Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal have suffered some of Europe’s worst health outcomes in the COVID-19 pandemic. The same countries also bore the brunt of the European sovereign debt crisis a decade earlier, when they were forced to undertake severe budget austerity measures...
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Current History (2023) 122 (841): 56–62.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Hope Bastian The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded a crisis of legitimacy for Cuba’s first leader of the post-Castro era. The initial pandemic response, relying on lockdowns, was effective but worsened the country’s economic problems. Then a wave of infections driven by a new variant of the virus...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 326–328.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jennifer Delton A medical anthropologist’s analysis of pandemic attitudes in her Midwestern hometown draws on social science to explain lack of trust in expertise. But Americans had much greater trust in science and vaccines in the mid-twentieth century. COVID-19 pandemic history trust...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 310–315.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Laura Lundy The implementation of children’s rights is regarded as especially important in times of emergency. In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, few governments around the world chose to pay explicit attention to children and their human rights. The adverse consequences of lockdowns...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 298–303.
Published: 01 November 2022
... silent, the question arose yet again: Will COVID-19 mark the end of cities? The answer is a resounding “No.” An examination of a range of recovery metrics, from reductions in unemployment rates to increases in spending at brick-and-mortar retail locations, shows ongoing improvement. At the same time...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 322–325.
Published: 01 November 2022
... experts have known since 2020 that COVID-19 was not going to magically disappear in that year or even the next. They had the surveillance data to prove it, and they had the history of infectious disease behind them. Every disaster is both an event in itself and a continuation of unresolved previous...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 316–321.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Mary F. E. Ebeling The COVID-19 pandemic has presented lessons on using health data to improve, save, and protect lives, and the need to improve the stewardship of health privacy. Before the pandemic, the United States already had a broken health data system, fragmented and dominated by public...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 304–309.
Published: 01 November 2022
... residents’ committees are grassroots self-governance organizations, and technically are not part of the government. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 COVID-19 pandemic mobility transportation health care governance China The COVID-19 pandemic has turned...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Sridhar Venkatapuram The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been marred by a widespread failure to embed ethics in policymaking. The consequences have included vaccine hoarding by rich countries and the deaths of millions of people around the world. Governments have followed a simplistic...
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Current History (2022) 121 (836): 203–210.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Dali L. Yang China’s leadership has promoted its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, deploying lockdowns and other aggressive measures to keep cases and deaths low, as a demonstration of the superiority of its Communist party-state system compared with the pandemic performance of other forms...
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Current History (2022) 121 (835): 196–198.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Hlonipha Mokoena The South African government’s COVID-19 pandemic response has revealed that the rhetoric and infrastructure of apartheid remain embedded in the emergency rule playbook. They also continue to influence citizens’ own responses to crises. © 2022 by The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 123–128.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., they highlighted how the home was a sacred space in which multireligious traditions—whether they involved formal prayers or food, music, and festivities—could be celebrated and defended from the intervention of religious orthodoxies that thrived in the public and political domain. During the COVID-19...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 147–153.
Published: 01 April 2022
... travelers and toward higher-value services that would make the most of its natural and cultural attractions, as its neighbor Bhutan has done. The COVID-19 pandemic is the third major interruption to tourism in recent years, after a decade-long civil war and the 2015 earthquake. It could be a chance...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 141–146.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Lutfun Nahar Lata The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the global economy and the livelihoods of disadvantaged populations. Bangladesh, like other developing countries, has been hit hard, and marginalized groups have suffered the most. Before the pandemic, Bangladesh’s economy was growing rapidly...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 83–89.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and opportunities in today’s unequal housing markets. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the risks and rewards already present across different subgroups. This housing-generated inequality creates a conundrum for governments that must balance the interests of competing constituencies with complex housing markets...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2022
...João Nunes This article uses the lens of neglect to analyze Brazil’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It argues that the neglect of COVID-19 was the result of a mixture of omissions, obstructions and actions on the part of the federal government and President Jair Bolsonaro. It also suggests...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 3–9.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of “entangled” security—from pandemics to climate change, to conflict and military engagement, to challenges to democracies in the form of internal polarization and external threats. The COVID-19 pandemic provides a striking illustration of this “global security entanglement” in action. This essay presents...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 36–38.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Kavita Sivaramakrishnan Many countries in the global South have rapidly aging populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on older adults in these countries, who mainly depend on kin for care. The pandemic has shown that a recommitment to public investment in their well-being...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 10–16.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Engin Isin During the COVID-19 pandemic, three long-established forms of power—sovereign, disciplinary, and regulatory—have been conspicuously deployed around the world, as seen in lockdowns, quarantines, and behavioral rules. The pandemic has also revealed a fourth form of power: sensory power...