Epidemic Response

The Legacy of Colonialism

Authors

  • Jennifer Dohrn
  • Eleanor Stein

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-073-02-2021-06_4

Keywords:

Health, Ecology, History, Imperialism, Inequality

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is at its root a crisis of globalization, racial capitalism, colonialism, the social organization of our public health system. It is a crisis of treatment and care versus demonization and wall building. And it is the latest pandemic in a long line of modern ones—from SARS to swine flu to HIV to Ebola—a predictable and predicted outcome, not the mysterious unforeseeable lightning strike as it is often portrayed.

Published

2021-06-01

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