Date From : Jun 19, 2020To : Jun 20, 2020

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About the volume

The Viral World is a collection of articles and essays that paint a wide, anthropological canvas of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus on geopolitics and world trade, public health and policy, socio-economic interactions; in fact, on human behaviour, lives and livelihoods, in broad strokes. The Viral World is the first of a five-part series of policy essays focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Read it here.

The GP-ORF Series is an ongoing collaboration between ORF and the Global Policy Journal (GP) — a peer-reviewed academic journal based at Durham University, published in association with Wiley-Blackwell. See all publications from the GP-ORF Series.

Editors — The Viral World

Maya Mirchandani, Senior Fellow, ORF

Shoba Suri, Senior Fellow, ORF

Laetitia Bruce Warjri, Associate Fellow and Programme Manager, ORF


Nirupama Rao, former Foreign Secretary, Government of India

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited

Keshav Desiraju, former Health Secretary, Government of India