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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Covid-19 pandemic is much more than a "black swan" (an unexpected, exceptional event). The pandemic will certainly pass, but the crisis - social, economic, and political - will remain. And it means a different world that even the boldest social and political scientists could not have imagined, with an estimated 300 million additional unemployed.

The need for "staying home" has forced workers to continue to produce in the form of "home office"; teachers and students to continue part of the curriculum virtually; and it affects the most vulnerable groups, particularly pensioners, who are currently the highest . . .

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