In focus: coronavirus crisis.
The new issue of the Proceedings of the Riigikogu (Riigikogu Toimetised, RiTo) sheds light on the background of the coronavirus statistics, the interplay of restrictions and fundamental rights, new genetic studies, herd immunity, the global quest for vaccines, and pandemics starting from the beginning of time.
In the opening essay, Professor Irja Lutsar writes about the wider background of the crisis and discusses the opportunities to prevent future crises.
The focus topic is continued by family physicians Karmen Joller, Agne Annist and Elle-Mall Sadrak who describe the role of family physicians in Estonia over the entire timeline of the COVID-19 crisis.
Ilmar Raag examines the COVID-19 crisis communication and discusses the coronavirus crisis fatigue.
In addition to the topics concerning COVID-19, the new Proceedings of the Riigikogu also addresses the essence of democracy, touching upon the pre-war attitudes of the Estonian national leaders and their readiness to give up part of Estonia’s sovereignty in exchange for greater security. The journal also sums up the experiment with the Government’s task forces and covers the inequality in the Estonian health care funding and the changes in the labour market.