Since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic, there has been widespread agreement on the desire – and necessity – not to return to ‘normal’ once lockdown is eased. To co-create a new normal, we have to start by admitting how deeply dysfunctional and murderous the old normal actually was. The World Health Organization estimates that 42 million people die each year as a result of outdoor ambient air pollution and 850,000 people die every year due to lack of access to good water, sanitation and hygiene. The heightened empathy I felt listening to reports of exhausted doctors and nurses during ...


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