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The universality of international cooperation after coronavirus

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Since December 2019 until this day, the world has been witnessing historical milestones. More than 100 countries are busy treating thousands of patients infected with the coronavirus, undertaking whatever preventative measures possible and meanwhile seeking to stop the haemorrhaging caused by the economic decline as a result of the imposed quarantine. This is also due to the almost complete halt of air travel, tourism and internal work. Since we are living in a “small village world”, it has been easy to follow the events of the coronavirus pandemic in its various forms and with its escalating developments.

Social networking sites that contributed to the spread of the Arab Spring revolutions in early 2011, are the same ones that are conveying the new revolution that the world has been experiencing in the beginning of 2020. It is a revolution against fragile leadership and regimes that are no longer fit for governance. Countries are like people, who we can only truly know during difficult situations, since the coronavirus has proved to everyone that financial globalisation and immoral democracy are useless in protecting people and defending their rights. There is an urgent need to search for a world order that is born from the wound of suffering and enhances the health of the people and their exploited humanity.

At the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, the world was shocked by the images of people in some Western countries rushing and........

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