Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger predicted that political and economic chaos resulting from the epidemic of coronavirus might persist for generations, and considered it an unprecedented threat in scale and universality.
The former diplomat described in an article for the Wall Street Journal and published today, Thursday, the epidemic that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic, the risk unprecedented in the history of mankind in terms of size and universality.
“The happiness of people and the prosperity of nations can only be achieved with the trust of people in governments,” the 96-year-old said.
The authorities should anticipate the problems approaching, overcome them, and then restore stability”.
Kissinger said that after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, many rulings will be issued against government institutions and against governments themselves, on how to deal with the epidemic.
The US secretary concluded, “We must not only fight against the coronavirus, but must also work to create a global system beyond the virus”.
Kissinger was Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has spread almost everywhere in the world.
According to the World Health Organization, more than a million and a half million people have been infected so far.