Lived Experiences in the Era of Corona Virus Pandemic in Nigeria

[Caroline Okumdi Muoghalu] Wednesday April 22 / Saturday, May 16, 2020 INTRODUCTION The first case of corona virus pandemic in Nigeria was recorded in February, 2020. Ever since, the number of cases has been rising, that as at now- 22 April, 2020, Nigeria has about 700 cases and has recorded 22 deaths. Owing to theContinue reading “Lived Experiences in the Era of Corona Virus Pandemic in Nigeria”

British People

[Ian Sinclair] Fridays April 24/ May 8, 2020 London Town. 10 of the clock, in the morning, April 24, 2020. Weather: approximately just as Santa Monica summer of 1967. Went back to bed this morning after listening to the early morning briefings of doom and disarray.

Collateral Damage: Relaxing Environmental and Labour Standards During the Pandemic

[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”

The Corona versus Hatred: Loss of Language and the triumph of hatred in India

[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”

Corona Pandemic Policy: Options and Conflicts

[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”