[Peer Zumbansen] Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 The Moon’s white beam is reflectedin the moist wooden boards of the fenceIt is night, stars only dimly cast theirLight.Who ever said that tipping a cow was a pastime?
[Ada Fama] Friday, May 22, 2020 One day you find yourself in the middle of thousands of people, all packed in a stadium to watch a match, all screaming, all cheering. Next day a roaring silence. In a few words, this is the summary of the start of my quarantine, twice as long as theContinue reading “From ‘Six Nations’ to ‘One Nation’, and What’s Next? Chronicles from Rome – 22 February-22 May”
[Vanisha H. Sukdeo & Benjamin J. Richardson] Friday, May 8, 2020 In the name of “saving the economy”, the pandemic emergency has given governments unprecedented leverage to relax environmental protections as well as labour standards perceived as hindering the survival of business or revival of economic activity. The notion that emergencies give rise to exceptionsContinue reading “Collateral Damage: Relaxing Environmental and Labour Standards During the Pandemic”
[Abdullah Azzam] Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 This pandemic reminds me of a very intriguing concept of ‘world risk society’ discussed by Ulrich Beck where he illuminates on the nature of ‘risk’ the 21st century world is facing, and how these uncontrollable risks transcends the spatial and temporal boundaries. Unlike pre-modern dangers which were attributed toContinue reading “The Corona versus Hatred: Loss of Language and the triumph of hatred in India”
[Claus Offe] Thursday, April 30th, 2020 Six Categories of People. Demographic and epidemiological models divide the population precisely and fully into up to six categories, such as: (1) Those in the resident population not infected with the Corona virus (2) Those actually infected, though not diagnosed. The quantity of this category is a major unknownContinue reading “Corona Pandemic Policy: Options and Conflicts”
[Saptarishi Bandopadhyay] Saturday/Sunday, April 25th-26th, 2020 Introduction Virtually no one is happy about the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Many are calling for and convening formal investigations. This is a wise and necessary venture. But exactly what is it to be investigated remains an open question. A public inquiry that limits itself toContinue reading “Before the plague.”
[Phillip Paiement] April, 23, 2020 In the first entry to this CoronaJournal, Peer Zumbansen made note of the remarks made by a group of law students during a late-March online lecture. One of their reactions to covid-19, in the context of their legal education, included the consideration of ways to ‘sue China.’ When I readContinue reading “Litigating Crisis.”
[Vanisha Sukdeo] Wednesday, April 22, 2020 As Peer and Priya’s blog allows for us to reflect on the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on our daily lives, I return to a topic I wrote about in my first book published in 2018. I wrote about compassion fatigue which is the notion explored by David CameronContinue reading “Compassion fatigue and distancing”
[Utkarsh Agarwal] Sunday, April 19, 2020 I hope that the spread of Corona virus comes under control in the U.S. soon. In India, it is being controlled very well, and strict orders are being implemented every day for social distancing. No movement out of the home is permitted unless absolutely necessary and that only excludesContinue reading “Letter from Delhi”
[Simon Archer] Monday, 13 April 2020 Statistics. It is Easter Sunday in Toronto; in our COVID timeline, we’re about four weeks into the “lockdown”. The last time I posted was April 1, about two weeks ago. The experience of time has slowed down considerably as the lockdown conditions continue, now into week five.