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World War C : How the COVID-19 Pandemic Should Teach Us to Consume Less and Cooperate More? Tribune Libre| N°5 | Août 2020

World War C : How the COVID-19 Pandemic Should Teach Us to Consume Less and Cooperate More? Tribune Libre| N°5 | Août 2020

Notable world leaders, like US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson all declared a war on the invisible enemy, Covid-19, whatI will call here war C.
By talking about a ‘World War C,’ I am echoing Marc Forster’s 2013 movie, World War Z, starring Brad Pitt as a war zones’ UN consultant, who saves the world from a virus that turns people into zombies. Interestingly, it’s a UN consultant who saves the day, and not the prodigy virologist in the movie. In here one finds a resounding message: reflecting on the macroscope of our societies might be more helpful than relying on a scientific analysis based on the microscope, meaning here that the lived experiences of the UN consultant on the ground, facing and understanding different peoples and different cultures turned out to be more helpful than the hard science approach of themore expert virologist. Read more.

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