Coronavirus (201) Yuval Harari: This is the worst epidemic in 'at least 100 years' (2)

24 March, 2020

This is interesting as nowadays I am reading Harari's book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. It is a well-researched book with some great food for thought, but surprisingly the word pandemic does not appear even once either in the book or in the index.

It shows that life is unpredictable and humans can face unexpected and unprecedented challenges that may change the way we work, think and interact.

More than any other thing this pandemic has taught us that too much information is probably also not good. The constant barrage of unauthenticated news on social and electronic media and a general environment of fear may prove to be counterproductive in fighting this pandemic.




Dr. Farooq Azam Rathore MBBS, FCPS, OJT (USA), MSc (Pain Medicine)

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Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi

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HIFA profile: Farooq Rathore, is a consultant and assistant professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at the CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore , Pakistan. His interests include spinal cord injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, amputee management, pediatric rehabilitation and improving rehabilitation services in low resourced regions of the world. He is country coordinator /representative of , International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine , Asian Spinal Cord Injury Network and International Rehabilitation Forum . Other professionals associations include Medical Research Society of Pakistan, National Academy of Young Scientists and Pakistan Society of Rheumatology. More information on research interests and current research activities is available from