The Value of Social and Global Cooperation: A pandemic viewpoint

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 admin / World News / Published Date:26 October 2021

Welcome to another podcast by La Civiltà Cattolica, English Edition.

In this episode, Michael Kelly, SJ interviews American public health specialist Fr. Michel Rozier, a Jesuit from St. Louis Mo.

The COVID pandemic is a global phenomenon so flexible and inventive that it easily gets a long way ahead of attempts to contain and suppress it. Add to the dexterity and versatility of the virus all the variety of places it reaches and all the mutations that can happen across the world, then it won’t come as a surprise that developing a comprehensive understanding and approach to this virus is not a one-dimensional process.

This discussion covers Covid-19 virus, particularly in its Delta variant – what we need to do about it – where it will take us and how we can expect to end up after it has had its way with us – also some of the lessons learned such as government responses, both high tech (contact tracing) low-tech (masking and distancing) – communicating with diverse groups in a single population to create a shared purpose and common goals – and discover some of the more successful governments.

Michael Kelly, SJ is the publisher of the English language edition of the 171-year-old Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, published in English since 2017 and available in Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese apart from English.