Reminding, rethinking

The pandemic is undoubtedly the most devastating public health crisis in living memory. Any discussion of what it has given rise to must first acknowledge the suffering it has caused. Those who were not directly affected by the disease often resented the lockdown precautions, chafing against the restrictions put in place for the public good. Yet the lockdown has had a number of positive impacts, both societal and environmental, reaching beyond even the lives it saved. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 07:56:59 UTC ]
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