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A sign urging commuters to avoid gatherings, reduce crowding and to wash hands, Brooklyn, New York. A sign urging commuters to avoid gatherings, reduce crowding and to wash hands in the Brooklyn borough of New York, March 19, 2020 (AP photo by Wong Maye-E).

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Life Under—and After—Lockdown

Friday, March 20, 2020

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Freddy Deknatel talk about the transformation of daily life in countries facing lockdowns to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss the longer-term political and societal impacts the pandemic is likely to have in Western democracies.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
A Rough Guide to Getting a COVID-19 Lockdown Right
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Rewritten the Script for a Global Crisis
Planning for the World After the Coronavirus Pandemic
Albin Kurti Believes Kosovo Is ‘Ready to Turn a New Page’
How Arms Proliferation Is Driving Herder-Farmer Conflict in the Sahel

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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