Managing the Risks of COVID-19

  • Kate Hargreaves


Society is now, more than ever, surrounded by uncertainty and risk. The COVID-19 pandemic is an issue that contemporary society has not experienced which means we are confronted with risk. Risk is created by the uncertainty concerning future events that may occur (Beck, 2009). This essay will explore the coronavirus pandemic in relation to the concept of risk society, investigating whether the pandemic is a typical result of living in a risk society, looking at responses to risk, and considering how the rise in individualisation affects the impact the pandemic has had on society.