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The World Today
Published 3 December 2021 Updated 6 December 2021 1 minute READ

Roxanne Escobales

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to a novel coronavirus. Our lives have not been the same since.

As we near two years of living through a pandemic, we explore what could be its lasting legacy – the acceleration of inequality. As Ian Goldin explains, inequality was on the rise before Covid, and the gap has widened because of it. But by understanding its causes, could we arrive at its solution?

For all the solidarity shown by the scientific community, richer countries have not delivered when it comes to vaccine distribution. Rob Yates makes the case that now more than ever universal healthcare can be achieved.

International calls for peace in Ethiopia are being ignored as the civil war rages on. Alex Rondos warns that the instability threatens not just the country but the entire Horn of Africa.

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