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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
...Shauna Brail The pandemic has brought major disruptions to cities, particularly in patterns of work and transportation. Predictions of the death of downtowns may have been premature, but urban planners are rethinking the traditional central business district, transit systems, public spaces...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 322–325.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Scott Gabriel Knowles; Jacob Steere-Williams Looking at the pandemic in the long historical view of “slow disasters” shows how it is a continuation of previous health emergencies rather than a discrete event. The tendency of politicians to prematurely declare an end to the pandemic has not helped...
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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
...Biao Xiang The pandemic has ushered in drastic new restrictions on the right to move, as governments have imposed lockdowns in more or less organized ways. In pursuit of its zero-COVID policy, China has gone farther than most in the extent and rigor of its mobility restrictions. Responsibility...
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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
... pandemic, India has been one of the worst-hit countries, suffering a large number of fatalities—around 500,000 as of January 2022, according to the official count (which critics said was a serious underestimate). A scramble over scarce health-care resources and the ensuing blame game exposed...
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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 (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...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 17–23.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., they have vastly expanded global trade and facilitated supply chains that stretch around the world. But vulnerabilities in the system became apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Problems at key bottlenecks in the system, compounded by an unexpected six-day shutdown of the vital Suez Canal, precipitated...