Scientists suggest Corona: This bat came from hell

There are countries that give us hope.Vietnam, for example, was hit by a Corona hardly. The national statistics recorded only a few infections and no deaths. Th

Scientists suggest Corona: This bat came from hell

There are countries that give us hope.Vietnam, for example, was hit by a Corona hardly. The national statistics recorded only a few infections and no deaths. The Lockdown was immediately imposed after the epidemic, two months earlier than in Germany. And the Vietnamese test ratio provides European countries in the shade.

Thomas Thiel

editor in the features section.

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Also came to the densely populated Indian province of Kerala so far by the disaster. You benefited from the experience of a previous epidemic, and imposed a speedy and effective measures. Of course, both regions, the economic and social consequences of the pandemic remain not spared. But it shows that experience and hands-on Action of the Virus much of its destructive power to take.

only the physician does not respond Holistic crisis interpretations

In science have quickly on the outbreak of the disease. The Humanities and social Sciences have produced a Wealth of interpretations. The centre for interdisciplinary research in Bielefeld, Germany, has launched a blog series to life (www.zif.hypotheses.org), the estimates of international scientists from chemistry to business and science gathered. Illustrated the much-part series with Comics by the artist Oliver Grajewski.

It goes without saying that the essays, some of which come from established, in part, by younger scientists, to be provisional as long as it is unclear whether the Virus will be a continuous load. Whether it is from the health sector, a comprehensive watershed depends, ultimately, on whether it medical professionals can manage to find a vaccine. According to far, the interpretations are put. Some would like to see Corona as a turning to a more equitable world and a harmonious relationship with nature. The Brazilian philosopher Renato Ribeiro is reminiscent of the Chilean protesters wrote the Slogan, "don't we return to reality, because the reality was the Problem!" on the posters.

what is striking is the tendency to a holistic crisis of interpretation is. It has become common to speak of a world before and after Corona, as the Virus was not only a medically treatable disease, but a Symptom of a time. Now the serious consequences for the economy and society are not to be denied. Why Corona should be, for example, a manual for the reconstruction of the financial system, or the impetus for a spiritual recovery, is rarely explained.

difference and community

Other essays seek to draw the line somewhere. The Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz corrects the widespread view that it was in the case of the presumably of a bat-transmitted Virus to a natural disaster, for it is only the man-made mode of Transmission have made it a global plague. The Brazilian physicist Jose Gracia Bondia, of which the above-mentioned country examples, explain why many words of warning before the outbreak of the pandemic were ignored: the policy deals only to a limited extent with future risks, because of this hard-to-consensus application can. The economist Stoyan Sgourev warns against blind confidence in the money-printing press in addressing the economic consequences of the crisis, and recalls what seems to be no culture scientists found ready, to the value of art and culture in difficult times.

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 16:20

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