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Covid-19: Between urgency and long term

Mohammed Germouni | May 08, 2020

An examination, inevitably bound to be broad in scope, of the economic and social implications for a country, in this case Morocco, of a sudden pandemic that has broken out in virtually most parts of the world, can only be a prelude to a broader and more comprehensive study to be undertaken in due course. For obvious reasons, especially as the current crisis induced by the primacy of health, could later evolve into a form of economic depression as various multifaceted aid and support programmes, adopted here and there, are attempting to reduce the major foreseeable risks and mitigate serious social shocks. Various choices and compelling trade-offs, ranging from short-term emergencies to some realistic long-term projections thus seem modestly to open a new chapter in the ongoing reflection.