[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”
Dhruva Desai | Tuesdays April 14/ May 12, 2020 For the two weeks of lockdown that we have seen so far, a group of us here in Bhopal have been trying to get supplies to some of the most vulnerable and hardest hit communities – dalits, adivasis, DNT (De-Notified Tribal) groups, migrant labourers, rag-pickers, certainContinue reading “Evening in Bhopal”
Jayati Srivastava | Sunday, May 10, 2020 A flight of fancy was this city,A place for longing, belonging and livelihood was this city;
[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.
[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”
[Ian Sinclair] Wednesdays April 15/ May 4, 2020 I am a single, older man, with not a great number of friends, yet, over the past four weeks, I have, to my astonishment, found that four of them believe that Covid 19 is part of some plot/plan by the US/Chinese, or by Bill Gates to solveContinue reading “Here Comes the Sun”
[Laura Mai] Sunday, May 3, 2020 In an earlier CoronaJournal entry I, perhaps naively, argued that the pandemic is moving us not to an ‘after‘, but towards a new ‘normal’. New ‘normal’ – the phrase stuck with me. An unsubstantiated claim, unfinished as an argument; it left me feeling dissatisfied. This entry revisits and explores.
[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”
[Kalypso Nicolaidis] Friday, May 1, 2020 Wuhan was Europe’s futureinexorably.Italy became Spain’sand Madrid Paris’Qom Dhaka’sLondon New York’sIstanbul Lausanne’sNew Orleans Pretoria’sterribly.
[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”