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The comprehensive self-insulation

The Corona Generation. Coming of Age in a Crisis
Forfatter: Jennie Bristow og Emma Gilland
Forlag: Zer0 Books (Storbritannien)
COVID-19 / SARS in 2003, bird flu in 2005, MERS in 2012, Ebola in 2014, combined with the financial crisis, massive refugee flows, and revolutions in the Middle East and Greta Thunberg's shrill doomsday voice, had largely immunized the population against something as abstract as Covid19.

One of the admonitions we have become accustomed to hearing during the pandemic is that we must make sure «keep R below 1». This means that the reproduction rate of the virus must be kept down, so that each infected person is statistically less infected than one other person. This prevents it from spreading exponentially. It immediately makes sense to society.

But it also leads to a phenomenon that we have come to know all too well, namely the extensive self-isolation that has been the norm in most of the world for a few years. And it has drastic mental consequences.

It now makes sense to talk about coronageneration.

One of the very vulnerable groups in this regard is the young generation, where precisely this abrupt restriction of social contact breaks strongly destructively into a wide range of norms and aspirations, all of which relate to the important phase in which one learns to know in a new way by interacting. . .

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Hans Henrik Fafner
Fafner is a regular critic in Ny Tid. Residing in Tel Aviv.

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