May issue

The Plague of Our Time

At least a handful of times in the last 500 million years, 75 to more than 90% of all species on Earth have disappeared in a geological blink of an eye. Is the current Covid-19 outbreak another mass extinction event? Most likely not, but it is, for certain, a plague. What is the world doing about it? More importantly, what is being done around us? Even more importantly, are we doing our part individually?