The 2019 novel coronavirus, now officially SARS-CoV-2, stole global headlines in the opening months of 2020, and its many impacts are still to play out. The common adage, “If the US sneezes, the world catches a cold” is now demonstrable in a multiplicity of ways, but it is China that has sneezed… And that cold is swiftly spreading across the world as the resultant COVID-19 illness reaches pandemic proportions.

Even as the coronavirus health toll continues to mount, concerns over other disastrous ramifications of the pandemic are arising—the impact on the economy, jobs, food security, finance, the travel sector, and the many entangled elements of governmental response to civil unrest and the deepening recession.

In this groundbreaking anthology, national and international analysts examine the science, problematic state responses, and the emerging political and economic crises. COVID-19 is not just a menace to global health.  It also facilitates delivery systems for global population control: physical, political, and economic. It will be instrumental in changing the management of  health, wealth, science, global governance and war.


CYNTHIA McKINNEY was the 2008 Green Party Candidate for President and a former US Congresswoman. She is the author of Ain't Nothing Like Freedom and editor of The Illegal War On Libya and How the US Creates “Sh*thole" Countries . She holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Ph.D. from Antioch University. Recently an Assistant Professor at North South University, she is an international peace and human rights activist, noted for her inconvenient truth-telling about the U.S. war machine.