COVID-19: Global Impacts

IP Special 2/2021

As the year 2020 draws to a close, many hopes rest on a vaccine for COVID-19. While this may be justified when it comes to addressing the immediate health challenges, it is impossible to vaccinate economies and democracies around the world. This “crisis like no other” (the IMF) has led to an enormous shrinking of Western economies in particular. Nevertheless, Europe might still be lulling itself into a false sense of security that in the end things will not be so bad. This sense may well turn out to be wrong. IP SPECIAL: COVID-19 assesses the global impacts of the crisis in their geopolitical, economic, societal, and global health dimensions.