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Mansoor Moaddel

Mansoor Moaddel

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Mansoor Moaddel, a Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University, was the principal investigator for values surveys in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. He is the author of the book Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentals: Episode and Discourse.

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    How to End the Pandemic This Year

    Reda Cherif, et al.

    While the world waits with bated breath for a safe, effective, widely available COVID-19 vaccine, another option for ending the pandemic has been staring us in the face. A government-led industrial and coordination strategy to achieve universal testing could bring the crisis to an end in a matter of months.

    call for a mission-oriented push to administer frequent universal COVID-19 testing worldwide.
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    The Perils of Big COVID Government in Asia

    Lee Jong-Wha  During a large and complex crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, government’s role naturally grows – and so do the risks of unproductive spending and abuses of power. That is why, as Asian economies seek to contain COVID-19 and its economic impacts, they must also contain their own governments. fears that the pandemic may be used to justify unsustainable public spending and even human-rights violations.
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