Chapter 1 COVID-19—What We Learned from a Global Health Crisis

Tom Lawry

DOI: 10.4324/b23264-1


Stop using your phones and laptops as toys and use them to start a revolution.

—Van Jones

It arrived without warning. No announcements preceded it. No scientific papers were presented before it came crashing into our lives. The COVID-19 (COVID) pandemic was simply there when the day before it was not. We recognized it when our family, friends, and co-workers started getting sick and dying in numbers not seen since the beginning of the last century. Like something out of a bad science fiction novel, the human versus virus battle was on.

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