From Just Security blog comes a warning. As people get sicker, democracy is getting weaker.
Long before this pandemic erupted, a multi-year wave of governments cracking down on dissent, flouting international norms, and backtracking from cooperative alliances was disheartening. But now, at a moment when we need a coordinated and transparent global response, the full scale and scope of this democratic erosion comes into view. The ramifications are deeply alarming. It means we aren’t likely to see the kind of transparent and science-based response needed to truly address the coronavirus. And ….