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COVID 19 2 COVID 19: A Sociological Perspective In the past few months, events in the world have been moving at a breakneck speed. The ongoing coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic which started in China and quickly spread to other parts of the world has quickly upended any semblance of stability in each of these societies. Thousands of people have died of the virus and millions more have been infected. It has brought new realities such as social distancing, the need to wear masks in public places, and home working which people were not accustomed to before. The new practices and measures, as well as the unexpected consequences of the coronavirus, are revealing important aspects about different societies around the world. The current essay examines how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the society by examining its implications on norms, social inequalities, and social control, the paper also examines the impact of the pandemic from a Marxist perspective. The continuing spread of the coronavirus has is devastating an already weak world economy. Many businesses in different sectors of the economy have ground to a halt as people stay indoors to try and contain the spread of the virus. While some people might argue that this pandemic is treating everyone the same, recent days have revealed that it is the working class who are at the forefront in the fight against COVID 19. Karl Marx posited that in capitalist societies, there will always be conflict between the bourgeois and the working people (Abidor, 2016). While the rich can afford to stay indoors, the exhausted and oppressed working class must work because they risk starving to death of they stay at home. They are also the people who provide essential services that keep the society running and are thus in the frontlines in the fight against the pandemic as the bourgeois stay safe in their homes. Karl Marx warned that social struggles brought about by capitalism could potentially lead to uprisings and revolutions (Klein, 2020). In this era of the coronavirus pandemic, the marginalized are increasingly becoming

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