Understanding COVID-19 in a Global Era

Figuring out how this global pandemic will change our lives requires understanding how our interconnected world is designed to work in the first place.



COVID-19 is changing the world in ways both small and profound: classes are now taught online, millions are out of work, and social distancing has become the new global reality—at least until a vaccine can be developed.

Keeping up with the daily flood of news can be exhausting, not to mention confusing, especially when this pandemic affects nearly every aspect of life. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in recent months, it’s that COVID-19 is far more than just a global health challenge; it’s a crisis that affects trade, monetary policy, development, and even cyberspace.

With the constant bombardment of news, it’s understandable to have questions: What does COVID-19 have to do with cyberspace and cybersecurity? Why do I keep hearing about global supply chains, and how do they affect me? How is the world even set up to respond to such a complex, global crisis?

In order to make sense of how COVID-19 is reshaping the world, it’s important to first understand how the world is supposed to work. It’s an ambitious goal, but World101 can be your road map. This interactive online resource is dedicated to guiding you through today’s complex, interconnected, and ever-changing world.

We encourage you to explore World101’s full library of multimedia resources to help make sense of these uncertain and unprecedented times. To get started, let’s explore ten questions you may have about how COVID-19 is reshaping the world and how World101 can answer those questions.


Journalist source:101, W. (s.f.). Obtenido de WORLD101: https://world101.cfr.org/global-era-issues/covid-19/understanding-covid-19-global-era




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