Our Post-Pandemic Future

What literature says about what comes next

What the best books on plagues and pandemics show us about what might come after the pandemic. “Unlike the Black Death, which killed tens of millions and often decimated a quarter or even half of the populations of the cities it visited, the Covid-19 crisis is unlikely to immediately and radically reconfigure entrenched power balances. But the extreme stresses it places on our societies will open up spaces for transformation nonetheless. Such as, perhaps, rendering equality more feasible.”




A blog from Medium for Covid-19 news, advice, and commentary.

Recommended from Medium

The Pandemic Is Pushing Industry Into the Future

Merck’s COVID-19 Pill Is Ivermectin All Over Again

Yes, the Pandemic Is Exacerbating Social Anxiety

COVID-19 Keeps the Home Fires Burning

Taiwan’s Battle with Covid: A Deadly New Wave in the Spring of 2021

Opinion|| The Invisible Frontline Workers: The Need for Comprehensive Study on the Health and…

What It’s Like to Have Covid-19 When You’re Not the President

Your opinion does not matter

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Coronavirus Blog Team

Coronavirus Blog Team

A real-time resource for news, advice, and commentary brought to you by Medium.

More from Medium

Debating A Drawing Realistically or Stylistically

Artist drawing a pre-teen girl.

Aged To Perfection

The Unconventional Guide to Living Alone