Pakistan’s tobacco epidemic leaves it in no state to fight the coronavirus

March 31, 2020

A sombre Imran Khan addressed the nation on March 18th, lamenting that Pakistan’s poor economic state means the country cannot respond to the coronavirus crisis with the type of life-saving lockdown countries in Europe have opted for. Beyond the economy, however, there is another reason why Pakistan is singularly ill-equipped to deal with the pandemic: its healthcare…

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