Karl Marx’s writings mainly focused on economics, not epidemiology. Photo: EPA-EFE
Karl Marx’s writings mainly focused on economics, not epidemiology. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese academics face backlash for ‘wasting’ research funding on projects looking at how Marxism can help fight Covid

  • Ideological studies on topics such as the ‘great anti-pandemic spirit’ trigger angry response from public facing a surge in infections and shortage of drugs
  • Critics say overpraising the party’s achievements is likely to stir resentment and does not contribute anything meaningful to the public policy debate

Karl Marx’s writings mainly focused on economics, not epidemiology. Photo: EPA-EFE
Karl Marx’s writings mainly focused on economics, not epidemiology. Photo: EPA-EFE
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