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COVID-19

The comprehensive self-insulation

Jennie Bristow and Emma Gilland: The Corona Generation. Coming of Age in a Crisis

COVID-19: SARS in 2003, bird flu in 2005, MERS in 2012, Ebola in 2014, combined with 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.

Vaccination queue and side effects

CHRONICLE: What do we actually know about something as vital as the serious side effects of Covid vaccines?

Will-to-not-want-to-know

Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Slavoy Žižek, Andreas Malm: Disasters, Pandemic! 2, Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency

ECOLOGY: Will we succumb to the temptation to want ignorance? The eco-revolution must either be global or it is nothing.

After corona – a technocratic, planetary order

Benjamin Bratton: The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19: It is difficult to read Bratton's positive biopolitics as anything other than a form of technocratic authoritarianism – where the subject is a point in a biopolitical network.

It is not about peace, but about smart business

MIDDLE EAST: While other countries were preoccupied with covid-19, Arabs and Israelis could, without outside interference, concentrate on peace. And business.

What ethical principles are behind the first vaccine stings?

ETHICS: Behind the authorities' vaccination strategy is ethical chaos.

How do you "stay home" if you do not have a home?

Jessie Kindig, Mark Krotov, Marco Roth: There Is No Outside – Covid 19 Dispatches

pandemic: Even during the pandemic, we maintain our status quo; the privileged remain privileged, and the others remain outside society.

Coronary vaccines: science and myths

CHRONICLE: Science has made rapid progress in producing a vaccine against Covid-19. But can vaccine programs be based on active consent and autonomous choice by citizens? And does scientific rationality now go hand in hand with creative forms of irrationality?

Vaccine compulsion – some corrections

RESPONSIBILITY: Author Trond Skaftnesmo comments on MODERN TIMES 'review of the book Vaccine intake.

Is there any reason to rejoice over the coronary vaccine?

Trond Skaftnesmo: Vaccine coercion in the shadow of the corona crisis

COVID-19: There is no real skepticism from the public sector about the coronary vaccine – vaccination is recommended, and the people are positive about the vaccine. But is the embrace of the vaccine based on an informed decision or a blind hope for a normal everyday life?

Infection tracking, monitoring and consequences

Surveillance: How much freedom do you really have, if your movements are restricted by a corona pass and you get fired if you refuse to be vaccinated?

Increasing reality apathy and blunting

Byung-Chul Han: Palliative care society

Criticism of modernity: The neoliberal "happiness dispositive's" imperative of happiness regards pain as a failure, a weakness. The pain has become dumb, and consequently speechless and meaningless. But is the consequence that the neoliberal paradigm of freedom is disintegrating?