Magazine
Latest Issue

We live in the age of the pandemic. This is what we need to do about it

The big practical challenge involves developing responses at national and international level so that we can co-ordinate and act in the face of a global pandemic

By Peter Frankopan   Winter Special

The scale of the potential threat demands careful preparation. Photo: Prospect composite

We live in an interconnected world: more people live in cities than at any time in human history, and they live closer to each other than ever before. As this new decade starts, travel between cities is quicker and cheaper than ever: more than half the world’s population live less than an hour from a major city; flight networks mean that almost every city in Africa, Asia and Europe is less than 18 hours apart—including with…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect