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Covid-19 magnifies underlying problems that need fixing

Recovery from the pandemic calls for more than economic growth

University of Toulouse students gathering with a placard reading "We want to live not survive" during a protest last Thursday to demand the resumption of on-site classes, currently held via distance learning due to Covid-19 restrictions. The pandemic
University of Toulouse students gathering with a placard reading "We want to live not survive" during a protest last Thursday to demand the resumption of on-site classes, currently held via distance learning due to Covid-19 restrictions. The pandemic has magnified issues such as the old-young generational divide. Although young people are less at risk from dying from the virus, they will suffer much of the pandemic's side effects, says the writer. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 24, 2021, with the headline Covid-19 magnifies underlying problems that need fixing. Subscribe