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Coronavirus crisis ‘entirely predictable’: Medieval historians

Many say the challenges from coronavirus are unprecedented, even on this network. Some historians, however, aren’t surprised.

Dr Matt Champion, a Senior Research Fellow in Medieval Studies at Australian Catholic University, is part of a team who say they predicted our responses. The panic buying, racist undertones, and economic impacts were as clear as day according to this team, who also believe this pandemic is likely to spur further calls for social change.

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