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An excommunication of the dead and death?

DEATH: Via the philosopher Jean Baudrillard, can we, with today's pandemic, expose the symbolic meaning of death, the one that is otherwise difficult to spot?

A convoy of military vehicles drives away with the dead somewhere in Lombardy, Italy, another refrigerated truck arrives with fresh corpses for storage somewhere on the outskirts of New York in the United States. Now the number of dead is rising, says the newscaster. We see here how the curve rises and how it breaks, says the expert. A website with statistics and graphs shows a digitized generated development course on the number of deaths, which countries top, who has done well, expected increases, and expected declines. The morbid fascination keeps us trapped. As if the visual graph gives. . .

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Alexander Carnera
Carnera is a freelance writer living in Copenhagen.

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