Covid-19 katastrofa: Nad knihou Richarda Hortona

Filosofie Dnes 12 (2):88-127 (2020)
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Abstract

In this review study, I reflect on Richard Horton’s book and his thesis that Western countries failed in their response to the current epidemic in the first half of 2020, with a few exceptions. In the five sections of the paper, after an initial modification of Horton’s thesis (A), I discuss briefly: the suppression approach in China (B), the mitigation approach in the West (C), the SARS epidemic as the key global public health event (D), the causes of Western failure (epistemic, political, ethical, cultural, etc.) (E), and final envoi (F).

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Daniel D. Novotný
University Of South Bohemia

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