«The inevitability of a strange world»: the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of socio-demographic analysis

Никуличев Ю.В.


Tracing the history of epidemics over the past one hun-dred years, the author points out the «virulent nature» of today’s civili-zation. It is shown that the intensity of pandemic processes stands in direct relationship with the «dark aspects of urbanization». As it is impossible to move back to the «normalcy» of the pre-COVID-19 era, the societies ought to generate new forms of economic and social life.


COVID-19 pandemic; urbanization; slums; pandemic clusters; socio-demographic factors of coronavirus diseases.

DOI: 10.31249/rsoc/2021.02.03

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