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More daily Covid-19 figures are coming through from south-east Asia. Now Malaysia has reported 60 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total number of known infections to 7,245. The country’s health ministry said the number of fatalities remained unchanged at 115.
Here is a very thought-provoking piece from Simon Tisdall, arguing that an age of revolution in the post-coronavirus world is inevitable – and the biggest question is what form it takes.
JP Morgan’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, called the pandemic “a wake-up call … for business and government to think, act and invest for the common good”. This sounds almost socialistic.
A revolutionary agenda for the post-pandemic world also includes meaningful steps to address poverty and the north-south wealth gap, more urgent approaches to linked climate, energy, water and mass extinction crises and, for example, the adoption of so-called doughnut economics that measures prosperity by counting shared social, health and environmental benefits, not GDP growth.