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Opinion: "Rich and Poor Countries Have to Work Together to Solve the COVID Problem"

The Global Times (China) interviewed Dr. Jared Diamond, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of environmental health sciences, about the themes of his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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?