[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”
[Priya Gupta] Monday, April 20, 2020 Manifest Disparities told through Figures; or, death by the numbers. In Louisiana, the state with the fourth highest number of COVID-19 cases (nearly 25,000 confirmed cases as of April 20, 2020), 70% of the deaths are African Americans. African Americans are 33% of Louisiana’s population. The Morial Convention CenterContinue reading “Notes on Race during COVID-19”
[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”
[John E. Mogk] Thursday, April 16, 2020 The City of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, the metropolitan area in which it is located, have become national hot spots for the spread of Covid-19.
[Priya Gupta] Wednesday, April 15, 2020 This is an unprecedented time in our nation’s history, filled with uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. But in the time of a crisis, our response to those at particularly high risk must be with compassion and not apathy. The Government cannot act with a callous disregard for the safety ofContinue reading “Open letter from U.S. legal academics to DHS on the release of immigrant detainees”
[Alexander Somek] Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1. Two days ago, I watched a documentary on how China and South Korea have dealt quite effectively with the Corona Crisis. Seeing what has happened in these societies, one realizes that the imaginary of dystopian films no longer remains fictional. The whereabouts of people suspected to be carriersContinue reading “Necessity; Or: The Tyranny of Goals”
[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.
[Peer Zumbansen] Saturday/Sunday 11-12 April 2020 Understanding. Maybe it begins with numbers. But, which? Which are relevant, important, more so than others? And what is one to do with them? Numbers don’t lie. Not an hour, not a minute passes without more unsettling news, each time again from yet another corner of the world. EachContinue reading “Corona’s Distinctions – Numbers, Echo Chambers and Geographies”