Karl Heinz Roth: Blinde Passagiere. Die Corona-Krise und die Folgen, München: Kunstmann Verlag 2022.
In bookstores from January 24, 2022.
An analysis of the Corona Crisis that looks at all facets – from the medical problems to the change in mentalities to the political and economic consequences. A book that brushes false certainties against the grain.
In this excellently researched and elegantly written book, Karl Heinz Roth shows how deeply the global pandemic is affecting our societies and people’s everyday lives.
This is a fundamental work for the critical reappraisal of this crisis and for the prevention of future crises.
For the past two years, the pandemic triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has dominated the world. It has hit all continents and regions, spreading in several waves and creating ever new epicenters. It has permeated people’s daily lives, changed social relationships, dominated the media, challenged the political establishment and put numerous scientific disciplines to the test.
Karl Heinz Roth, a medical doctor and historian, presents the event from a global perspective, recounts the prehistory dating back to the 2000s, analyzes the spread and dynamics of Covid-19, and discusses the pandemic’s characteristics and impact on humans. It addresses the countermeasures, the failures revealed in the process, and the mental, political, social, and economic consequences of the lockdowns.
For the first time, this book considers, relates, and contextualizes the individual aspects of a global pandemic across disciplines, allowing for discussion and resolution of contentious issues-such as the virus as a laboratory refugee, the role of major international foundations, and the effects and collateral damage.