Commentary: The pandemic and poor countries

It is reasonably certain that COVID-19 will extract its deadliest toll on poorer countries, due in part to rules set by Western-led global institutions.World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhonom Ghebreyesus has urged governments to “double down” against the pandemic. But austerity measures imposed by the IMF and World Bank have stripped the world’s poorest nations of the resources to do so.The world’s poorest regions are mainly agrarian, lacking the population density hastening the spread of COVID-19. For instance, stereotypical media images of crowded Indian cities bridling aga…

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