By Sui-Lee Wee and Vivian Wang In Wuhan, medical workers armed with coronavirus test swabs scoured construction sites and markets to look for itinerant workers while others made house calls to reach older residents and people with disabilities. Officials aired announcements over loudspeakers urging people to sign up for their own good. These are the front lines of an unprecedented campaign to screen virtually all 11 million people in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began. Nearly two weeks in, the government is getting close to reaching its goal, with 6.5 million tested so far. “Our community was checked in a day,” said Wang Yuan, a 32-year-old resident who lined up under red tents near her home and had her throat swabbed by medical workers wearing protective suits and face shields. She expected to get her results within two to four days. While other governments have struggled to provide testing for their populations on a broad scale, … [Read more...] about How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days
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The pandemic ironizes our lives. Just as it turns into alien reality before our eyes, we long for the unattainable Other. Art is after all, the impossible-to-resolve tension between the alien and the familiar. We long to empathize with everything we recognize from our own lives – the emotion of that familiar anxiety, the character of that gossipy neighbour, the love or loss we recognize as our own. At the same time, we long to be shocked by the cold hand of the alien, whether it is the fear of ghosts or of a gripping futuristic dystopia. During that same webinar, on being asked how he was holding up under the pandemic, Sayantan Ghosh, senior editor with Simon & Schuster India, referencing the fatal play of the self and the other in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, said that every morning, he felt like a giant beetle. … [Read more...] about Essay: On the future of reading and writing under the shadow of the pandemic by Saikat Majumdar
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