Herd feeling vs herd immunity? / Journalist Fyodor Lukyanov on quitting quarantine
Not even half a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and countries, one after the other, are rapidly quitting quarantine, without having reached the coveted collective immunity. And although the epidemiological and economic situation is unique everywhere - mortality from coronavirus in different parts of the world differs significantly - the governments of many states act like a carbon copy. Where does this herd feeling come from? Was the response to COVID-19 excessive? And what is the “pricelessness" of human life? These questions are answered by Fedor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs.