2022

Opinion: "Rich and poor countries have to work together to solve the COVID problem"


The Global Times interviewed Dr. Jared Diamond about the themes of his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gloved hand holding vial with blood labeled "COVID-19" in front of globe

How we understand the past may shape our future. Guns, Germs, and Steel, a book that has remained popular for many years, written by Jared Diamond, professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, provides a unique perspective in understanding the human past, especially against the backdrop of the pandemic.

"COVID has changed, and I hope that it will change, even more, the political landscape of the world," Diamond said.

What makes him think so? How does he think the pandemic is likely to end?

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