The Necropolitics of Care My main interest in the aforementioned work of Scoones is in exploring how 'uncertainty' is dealt with through modelling. An epic industry that stretches far beyond academia into insurance giants and risk management in all sectors of life. A recent book by Frederic Keck explores the question of uncertainty in disease … Continue reading PART 3: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020
Where Care Meets Social Context Starting with Adia Benton's webinar that initiates thinking about ' (i) What kind of powers are granted in any kind of emergency; (ii) Needing to reimagine our international institutions; (iii) Needing to consider epidemiological and clinical concerns in the context of different social and economic realities; (iv) COVID-19 has revealed … Continue reading PART 2: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020
Some weeks ago I listened to Eben Kirksey's webinar in relation to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). It was a tad of fresh air in comparision to the dogmatic perspectives on biological phenomenon so many of us are schooled in. For me however, the webinar was very light going having studied genetics and being an anthropologist foucssed on … Continue reading PART 1: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020
https://twitter.com/avi_khalil/status/1258017287182995462?s=20 The social shock of a global pandemic has started to subside, in particular the fearful novelty for people in countries less familiar with experiencing zoonotic epidemics. Of course, the short term impacts of each countries reactions to the spectre of contagion are ongoing. But what about the longterm? Whilst many will continue to self … Continue reading Life ≠ Quarantine
People in East Asia learnt from SARS, that open knowledge networks across society are the best way to enable people to contextually coordinate and adapt to a pandemic. Opaque decisions informing a command-and-control attitude cost lives and increase the dangers associated with broad interventions from above. I have indicated here and here why this is … Continue reading COVID-19 testing is the bottleneck in managing the pandemic. Can we open-source testing?