Editorial and Introduction

ISSUES ON THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC, FROM SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE

  • Sylvester Odion AKHAINE
Keywords: annus horribilis, coronavirus, COVID-19

Abstract

Globally, many observers have described 2020 as annus horribilis, a year of horror for all. No one could envisage the outbreak of a deadly viral disease to the effect of a worldwide lockdown. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan China in December 2019 engendered a spiral effect that affected every country in various degrees. Nigeria was not left out, and COVID-19 is not yet over. Truly, the world is currently in the middle of new strains of the virus. However, our journal the Socialscientia, an interdisciplinary social science medium for scholars decided to engage with the COVID-19 and its ramifying effect on Nigeria within the global context of the pandemic. The result is this special edition that harnesses papers on quasi theory, livelihood, economy, and research in ways that offer a universal view of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Author Biography

Sylvester Odion AKHAINE

Chair, Guest Editors

Published
2021-03-16