The Politics of COVID-19, Readings #42

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

Academic

Ethics of instantaneous contract tracing using mobile phone apps in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic
Michael J Parker | Journal of Medical Ethics

Which Workers Bear the Burden of Social Distancing Policies?
Simon Mongey | NBER

Politics and Science: The Case of China and the Coronavirus
Kerry Brown, Ruby Congjiang Wang | Asian Affairs

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Future

COVID-19 and Deglobalisation [Podcast]
Peter Watkins, Linda Yueh | LSE Podcasts

The pandemic adds momentum to the deglobalisation trend
Douglas Irwin | VOX EU

What will our cities and urban spaces look like after COVID-19? [Podcast]
Melanie Davern | Life Matters

6 more...

Economy

Money in Politics, COVID-19 and the Future of Democracy [Video]
Julia Cagé | Stigler Center

Das wird teuer – Jetzt kaufen auch Schweizer Konzerne lokal ein [German]
Angelika Gruber, Isabel Strassheim | Berner Zeitung

Alain Deneault : «Il devient impératif de redéfinir le mot "économie"» [French]
Alternative Révolutionnaire Communiste

La monetizzazione del disavanzo nella letteratura macroeconomica recente [Italian]
Fulvio Corsi | Asimmetrie

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Social Toll

COVID-19 and the Color Line
Colin Gordon | Boston Review

The Criminalization of COVID-19 is Happening in New Orleans. We Have Been Here Before.
S. Mandisa Moore-O’Neal | The Body

Navajo Nation is behind only New York and New Jersey in rates of COVID-19 infection. What happened?
Delilah Friedler | Mother Jones

Rassismus im Gesundheitswesen: Das Virus ist nicht egalitär [German]
Matej Snethlage | taz

Ammalarsi di paura. L'«effetto nocebo» dello #stareincasa e della malainformazione sul coronavirus [Italian]
Stefania Consigliere | Wuming Foundation

18 more...

Capitalism

Governing through insecurity: what COVID 19 tells us about precarity under (neo)liberalism
Natalie Langford | Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

Coronavirus has exposed the dangerous failings of NHS marketisation
David McCoy | The Guardian

Ils ne lâcheront rien [French]
Frédéric Lordon | Les blogs du Diplo

Os desafios da pandemia em meio ao desmonte neoliberal no país [Portuguese]
Esther Dweck | Nexo Jornal

A face trágica do capitalismo: guerra e vírus, destino e liberdade [Portuguese]
Lindberg Campos | Blog da Boitempo

11 more...

International

Covid-19: In urban India, the elderly are grappling with hunger and fears of dying alone
Parul Agarwal, IndiaSpend.com | Scroll

Brazil’s President Goes to War With Democratic Institutions — And Hopes the Military Has His Back
Andrew Fishman | The Intercept

Cruel Britannia: Coronavirus lays waste to British exceptionalism
Otto English | Politico Europe

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Public Sphere

Op-ed: Covering science at dangerous speeds
Ivan Oransky | Columbia Journalism Review

We can't let coronavirus kill our cities. Here's how we can save urban life
Jonathan Daly | The Conversation

Hope and Shamelessness
Gal Katz | The Point

Byung-Chul Han et le retour de l’ennemi [French]
Régis Debray | Philosophie Magazine

16 more...

Context

Pandemics Change Cities: Municipal Spending and Voter Extremism in Germany, 1918-1933
Kristian S. Blickle | Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Why COVID-19 can—and should—change how our cities are designed
Nia Puliyel | The Caravan

Covid-19 Reignites a Contentious Debate Over Bats and Disease
Katherine J. Wu | Undark

Sepultados bajo la mayor avalancha de estudios científicos [Spanish]
Javier Salas | El País

Jane Goodall: «In Africa rischio di catastrofe per uomini e animali» [Italian]
Stella Levantesi | il manifesto

Inventário da quarentena [Portuguese]
Luciana Genro | Revista Movimento

20 more...

Tech

3D printing finally found its market, and all it took was a pandemic
Mike Murphy | Protocol

The coronavirus might finally kill off electric scooter startups
Jared Newman | Fast Company

Datenschutz: "Wenn Sie ein Handy haben, sind Sie doch ohnehin schon überwacht" [German]
Thomas Fischermann | Die Zeit

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Class & Labour

Meatpackers are deeply vulnerable to COVID-19. Expect a reckoning for US workers
Paul Apostolidis | LSE Covid-19

The Worker Mini-Revolts of the 21st Century
Jeremy Brecher | Labor Notes

Corona und Gehalt: „Vielen nicht klar, wie wenig sie wirklich verdienen“ [German]
Sabine Menkens | WELT

Desigualdade de contaminação põe pressão em reabertura e coloca pobres em risco, diz estudo [Portuguese]
Thiago Amâncio | Folha de S.Paulo

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Public Health

Japan’s health system exposed as empty hospitals reject Covid-19 patients
Robin Harding | Financial Times

The foot soldiers of Kerala’s Covid-19 battle, 26,000 women who won’t overlook any detail
Vishnu Varma | Indian Express

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis
William Wan | The Washington Post

Se alquila Organización Mundial de la Salud: China, EE. UU. y la politización de la salud [Spanish]
Álvaro Merino | El Orden Mundial

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Anthropocene

Will COVID-19 fiscal recovery packages accelerate or retard progress on climate change?
Cameron Hepburn et al. | Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Remote work is a huge opportunity for high-impact climate policy
Matt Butner, Jayni Hein | Quartz

Leben im Anthropozän: Die Pandemie ist kein Überfall von Außerirdischen [German]
Bernd Scherer | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

L’ecofascismo si sta impossessando del dibattito ambientale [Italian]
Viola Serena Stefanello | The Vision

14 more...

Democracy

What is the Impact of Coronavirus on Technocracies? [Podcast]
James Crabtree | Keen On

When Freedom of the Press is Stricken With the Coronavirus
Sanjoy Ghose, Rhishabh Jetley | The Wire

Il “governo della peste”: la retorica dell’unità nazionale e la sparizione della sinistra critica [Italian]
Alessandra Algostino, Tomaso Montanari | la Repubblica

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