Book Release The Pandemic Journal

The world has been living a nightmare. Something which it had only imagined in its wildest fantasies, something which was merely the stuff of countless films and fiction till now, has been unfolding as a horrifying reality. In just over 500 days since it sprung out of a Chinese lab, this once-in-a-century pandemic has brought us grovelling to our knees, drastically transforming the way we live, work, and relate to nature and to our Earth.

The Pandemic Journal is an exhaustive recounting of this nightmare, its history, evolution, impacts, and much more. Over 100 journalists have contributed to this enormous and intense chronological saga of a world teetering on the edge. These chroniclers have seen and covered it all – the virus in its various avatars and mutations. The exodus of the hapless millions from our cities. The heart-rending cries for help from thousands who saw their loved ones fall prey. The extreme vaccine chauvinism and meltdown of the globalised world…

It is all here. A story that goes way beyond all the other stories that may have been written on this crisis. A prologue to a world that would never be the same again, even if we celebrate a waning of the pandemic in near future.

Join us and our host of celebrated speakers for the official online release.

For details or any other assistance, please contact Sukanya Nair of The CSE Media Resource Centre:, 8816818864.



Webinar Recording
The Pandemic Journal
Press Release
Date: October 8/9, 2021
“Chronic underinvestment in public health the reason why the richest countries have had the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths”: WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan
Our common world What we must not forget And why we must change the future
By: Sunita Narain
Director General
Chief Scientist
World Health Organization
Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
New Delhi
Director General
Centre for Science and Environment