March 11, 2021, marks one year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Not long before, total reported cases had passed 100,000; earlier this year, cases passed 100 million.
In some ways, we understand the crisis better than we did a year ago: the failures of detection, preparation, and cooperation; the economic and social toll; the political repercussions; the missteps and the successes of the scientific response. But even now, much remains uncertain—including the question of whether the world will be better prepared the next time.
The Folly of Hoarding Knowledge in the COVID-19 Age
By Tahir Amin
How rich countries can shrink the vaccine gap.Read More
The Pandemic Will Accelerate History Rather Than Reshape It
By Richard Haass
Why COVID-19 won’t turn out to be a turning point for world order.Read More