During this time of global crisis, we have decided to turn our attention to COVID-19, focussing specifically on the sociological responses/implications of the epidemic. Below are the readings we will focus on each week as well as other news articles and resources. We aim to provide a space where diverse viewpoints are heard, and carry equal weight. We try to keep debate grounded in the material provided and usually chose the following week readings according to the direction of discussion.
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Week 1: Ferguson et al. (2020) Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID- 19 mortality and healthcare demand. Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team.
Sadati A K, B Lankarani M H, Bagheri Lankarani K. (2020) Risk Society, Global Vulnerability and Fragile Resilience; Sociological View on the Coronavirus Outbreak, Shiraz E-Med J.
Week 2: Social Contagion: Microbiological Class War in China. Chuăng
Hanage, W. (2020) I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire. Guardian 15th March 2020
BBC News article criticising Ferguson paper above on modelling: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51979654
An international syllabus project; a continuously expanding dynamic set of google docs: Covid-19 in anthropology: http://teachinglearninganthro.com/teaching-covid-19-an-anthropology-sylbus-project/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off&fbclid=IwAR289SPW-jQZoZbp957mgYZ9tAwB0u7vnjdeQ8mx1N-9i5pPqiwlWbnuXJc
News item : India’s poorest ‘fear hunger may kill us before coronavirus’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-52002734