Vol. 2 (S) Jun. 2020

Article ID. JHSSR-1029-2020[S]

The Pandemic Paroxysm: Meltdown, Hope and Economy

Brij Mohan


Coronavirus pandemic; global economy; inclusive equality; new Leviathan; paradigm paradox, COVID-19

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The curse of a virus has transformed the nature and purpose of our main achievements: Global Economy; Digital Revolution; and the Enlightenment. Modernity, civility and hubris are challenged by the mysterious ubiquity of invisibly incandescent and monstrously invincible microbes. The coexistence of two monstrous viruses — communal violence and COVID-19 — is an unmitigated catastrophe which breeds inequality, “resentment”, and injustice. Not many apocalyptic events have brought such a paradigm shift as this staggering impact of a pandemic on the life and death of peoples.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37534/bp.jhssr.2020.v2.nS.id1029.p5