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Title: WEF ranks infectious diseases as the world’s top risk; but the long-term risk is climate change
Source:The Financial Express
Date:28 January 2021

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2021 lists infectious diseases as the top global risk, displacing climate change. Quite predictable, given the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy and society. The pandemic has resulted in a gap between the rich and the poor widening across the globe. The report notes that Covid-19 is an immediate threat for the world for the next two years.

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