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The COVID-19 pandemic is also a threat to traditional politics

As the number of individuals infected with SARS-COV-2 increase, citizen trust in politicians continue to fall. For author Matthew Flinders, the coronavirus puts additional pressure on political institutions as citizens live in constant anxiety and narratives of impending doom are continuously repeated.

In a crisis fatigue, the public begin to question the ability of their governments to respond to the concern. Flinders says that COVID exacerbates the existing injustices in the society, as well as highlight the incompetences of the government.

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