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7 Sep, 2020 07:18

Mike Davis: Coronavirus is just the start, we are now in the age of pandemics! (E918)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to historian and award-winning author of ‘The Monster Enters: Covid-19, Avian Flu and the Plagues of Capitalism,’ Mike Davis, who predicted that we were imminently due a viral pandemic. He discusses why we are now in the age of pandemics, how capitalism and corporations are causing deadly pandemics to become more likely, the urgent need for a universal influenza vaccine, how a shortage of PPE influenced mask policy in the United States, how pandemic planning has been ignored for years by governments around the world despite warnings from the scientific community, how class divides and inequality mean poorer people will suffer more not just from Covid-19 but from future pandemics as well, and more!

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