At 91 years old, US linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky is currently self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic [File: Uli Deck/EPA]

The coronavirus crisis could have been prevented because there was enough information available to the world, according to Noam Chomsky, who has warned that once the pandemic is over, two critical challenges will remain – the threats of nuclear war and global warming.

Speaking from his office in self-isolation to Croatian philosopher and author Srecko Horvat, the celebrated 91-year-old US linguist offered a stark perspective on how the pandemic has been managed by different countries.


“This coronavirus pandemic could have been prevented, the information was there to prevent it. In fact, it was well-known in October 2019, just before the outbreak, there was a large-scale…

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