(Doomsday Clock) COVID-19 and the Doomsday Clock (Gro Harlem Brundtland, Project-Syndicate)

In 2021, the Doomsday Clock will remain at just 100 seconds to midnight, indicating an alarmingly high level of existential risk to humanity. Although some promising developments could have moved the clock back from the brink, the COVID-19 pandemic showed that we cannot take stability and competent governance for granted.