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Going it alone isn’t an option

THE CORONAVIRUS THAT NOW POSES A DIRE THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH and to the world economy is so dangerous partly because it is novel—a new harm that our bodies and our governments must learn to face. But it is also a reminder of a lesson we should have learned long ago: that, to thrive, people of every nationality must combine strengths.

There is something childish about the belief that one can be

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