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Opinion: The sociocultural and behavioural aspects of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has exposed the economy and society to unprecedented challenges, confirming the past, present, and future, including obedience, emotion, and caring for people living in poverty, isolation, and poor health. Given these difficult scenarios, Melbourne-based economist Dr Baljit Singh explains how the pandemic has impacted the very fabric of society.

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