Preface to The Special Issue

Glazachev O. S., da Silva J. Pedro M., Kofler W., Medeiros E.


Special situations require the courage to take spe- cial steps. The publication of the preprints of Part 1 of the Focus Issue — moreover in four languages — is such a step. «Preprints» on the one hand because the texts of Part 2 have not yet been completed. On the other hand, because the knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, even after one and a half years of the most intensive research worldwide, is by no means sufficient to be able to make the necessary statements based only on confirmed knowl- edge. Therefore, already at present, «applying the laws of reasoning and the experiences of daily life» (as this is legally formulated), the most reasonable course of action must be proposed by the expert and implemented by the politician. After all, inaction must be just as well justified as action. And this cannot be justified in any other way if the level of knowledge is insufficient. Thus, one must reckon with the fact that some proposals may later turn out to be — fortunately — unnecessary.

Language: russian



Glazachev O. S., da Silva J. Pedro M., Kofler W., Medeiros E.
Preface to The Special Issue // Electronic periodical “Herald of the International Academy of Sciences. Russian Section”, 2021. Special Issue #2: 4—5