The Politics of COVID-19, Readings #46

The most important contributions on the political, economic, and social effects of the unfolding crisis.

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Context

History in an Epidemic [Video]
David S. Jones | Harvard University

Painting an Epidemic: An Interview with Li Zhong
Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

La folla e il contagio [Italian]
Emilio Gardini | Antinomie

Sobre el derecho a sufrir [Spanish]
Santiago Alba Rico | CTXT

Pipistrelli e epidemie vecchie e nuove [Italian]
Vito Teti | Doppiozero

Democracy

Big Brother Can’t Save Us from Coronavirus
Nicole Aschoff | Tribune Magazine

Grundrechte: "Kein Grundrecht gilt grenzenlos" [German]
Jürgen Habermas | Die Zeit

El desafío a la libertad de expresión en tiempos de pandemia [Video - Spanish]
Mayte Carrasco | La Casa Encendida

Podcast Guilhotina #68 – Boaventura de Sousa Santos [Podcast - Portuguese]
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Podcast Guilhotina

Economy

Why America Can Make Semiconductors But Not Swabs
Dan Wang | Bloomberg

The age of green money
Thomas Piketty | Le Monde

Feeding People Because They Are Hungry
Michael Lipsky | The American Prospect

Public Health

New Pandemic, Old Story
Ana V. Diez Roux | Brooklyn Rail

Fearing Covid-19, Heart Attack And Stroke Patients Delay Care
Will Stone, Elly Yu | Undark

Preparedness and Unpreparedness: The Military vs. Medicine
Meredith Rosenthal, David S. Jones | Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

COVID-19 e la cura con il plasma: i casi studio nel mondo, cosa si sa finora della sua efficacia e dei suoi limiti [Italian]
Andrea Zitelli | Valigia Blu

Como a covid-19 fomentou a maior corrida por vacina da história [Portuguese]
Camilo Rocha | Nexo Jornal

Social Toll

How Racism Is Shaping the Coronavirus Pandemic
Isaac Chotiner | The New Yorker

AMLO and Mexico’s Femicides
Lorena Rios Trevino | Jacobin

COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn’t Have To.
Duaa Eldeib | ProPublica

À l'école : que faire après le virus ? [French]
François Dubet | Esprit

Tech

Our weird behavior during the pandemic is screwing with AI models
Will Douglas Heaven | MIT Technology Review

Kontaktverfolgung gegen Infektionen: Apple und Google geben bei Corona-Apps den Staaten die Regeln vor [German]
Stephan Scheuer et al. | Handelsblatt

Riesgos e incertidumbres en las aplicaciones para el rastreo de contagios [Spanish]
El Salto

Big data et coronavirus : une question de santé publique ? [French]
Lucas Malaspina | Contretemps

Public Sphere

A Foucauldian enquiry in the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic management
Gerasimos Kakoliris | Critical Legal Thinking

Life as Commons
Stavros Stavrides | Undisciplined Environments

Armin Nassehi: Die Tragik des Protestes [German]
WELT

Richard Sennett: “El liberalismo ha debilitado nuestra red de salvación” [Spanish]
Carmen Pérez-Lanzac | El País

Peter Sloterdijk: “O regresso à frivolidade não vai ser fácil” [Portuguese]
Ana Carbajosa | El País Brasil

Class & Labour

Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia
Naomi Klein | The Intercept

Delivering Food in a Pandemic
Caterina Morbiato | Jacobin

Sind sie zu stark, bist du zu schwach [German]
Winfried Veit | IPG Journal

Capitalism

The COVID-19 Crisis and the End of the "Low-skilled" Worker
Mark Bergfeld, Sarah Farris | Spectre Journal

Stretched, secret supply chains hold Covid-19 patients' lives in the balance
Madlen Davies | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

As quatro pandemias do capitalismo [Portuguese]
Luis Eustáquio Soares | Outras Palavras

Future

Du néolibéralisme au néoviralisme [French]
Jean-Luc Nancy | Libération

« En sortir » — mais de quoi et par où ? [French]
Frédéric Lordon | Le Monde diplomatique

Edgar Morin: sull’epidemia [Italian]
Nicolas Truong | Cambiailmondo