Global Pandemics, Global Disasters And The New Global Realism


The progressive march of human civilization, especially in science and technology in the last two centuries had seemed to make the world in which we live fairly foreseeable and predictable in almost all spheres. As a matter of fact, humanity, at certain times, had been tempted to crow, quite deafeningly about already living in the future. How untrue. “The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we are not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence”, once lamented by American writer, Paul  Auster.

Officially called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS COV2), but commonly known as Coronavirus and its associated disease, Covid-19, came in November, 2019, suddenly, surprisingly and swiftly encircling the entire world into a mass lockdown mood. According to United National Secretary General, Antonio Guteres, “COVID-19 is the greatest test…

Source: Leadership Newspaper