Kate Andrews Kate Andrews

Will coronavirus push globalisation into reverse?

The infection has exposed the vulnerabilities in our supply chains

Ten years ago, the World Health Organisation issued a new definition of ‘pandemic’: a disease that infects a large number of people and spreads quickly across the world. These days, once the first of these criteria has been fulfilled, the second is generally just behind. Everything travels faster now: goods, services, diseases and — crucially — fear.

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