Covid-19 Reminds us of the Importance of Effective Border Controls

Panic is now at its peak around the world over Covid-19.

It’s an unpleasant situation – that is maiming and will maim the economy all over the world.

Just like other previous pandemics in the history of mankind, this is surely reshaping the way we think about infections and disease. It is reshaping healthcare, public policy, politics, economics and culture.

One subject that has occupied my mind over the past few weeks, as I watched and continue to watch the world engulfed by panic and chaos over Covid-19, is the old philosophy of strong borders and nation states.

In fact, this subject has not only preoccupied me over the past weeks or months; it has always preoccupied me as a politics and economics analyst…..

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