A lot of people have already written a lot of interesting responses to the Covid-19 situation, including a lot of people predicting what will come next.
It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with the sudden total focus of thinkers on a single issues (this is part of my coping strategy!) so I’ve pulled together some links to pieces that I think have offered real insights, or been most thought-provoking.
Hopefully you’ll find some of them interesting too, and I’ll keep updating as things unfold:
- Arundhati Roy’s piece, The Pandemic is a Portal captured a lot of the possibilities
- George Lakey gives a bit of systems change thinking in the US context (30th March)
- Rebecca Solnit provides a typically eloquent vision of what ‘could be’ in the Guardian (7th April).
- Yuval Noah Harari offers some interesting thoughts around what comes ‘after-Covid’ in the FT (if the paywall clobbers you, try pressing escape a few times as the page is loading) (20th March).
- For the UK specific context, The Sunday Times (normally a Tory supporting paper) provided a crushing indictment of all the governmental response failings – 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster (second link if you can’t read the article on the first link, or just read Owen Jones’ summary thread on Twitter)