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What’s in store for 2021? Epidemics are often followed by social unrest

11 Sep 2020

Throughout history, periods of disease have exacerbated existing social tensions—which then explode.

Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated inequalities in our world—from who manages to make money during economic downturn to who is forced to risk their health as essential workers. Now researchers looking at the periods following historical epidemics are warning that these worsening inequalities could boil over into global protests, as they have many times in the past.

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