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Politics in the Time of Corona / Politics in the Time of Corona - EP. 10: Berlin

Historian of science Edna Bonhomme, informed by her expertise and experience with cholera in Haiti, discusses COVID-19 in Germany. (Photo by Angelina Bambina)
Politics in the Time of Corona
Politics in the Time of Corona - EP. 10: Berlin
{{langos=='en'?('11/04/2020' | todate):('11/04/2020' | artodate)}} - Issue 7.1

From Berlin: April 11, 2020

Jadaliyya's Noura Erakat and Bassam Haddad discuss with science historian Edna Bonhomme about the coronavirus in Germany. Edna Bonhomme brings in her expertise on the relations between coloniality, sickness, and power.

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Berlin Statistics:

- Total cases: 125,452
- Total deaths: 2,871
- Total recovered: 57,400
- Total active cases: 65,181
- Total in serious/critical condition: 4,895
- Total cases per 1 million people: 1,497
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 34
- Total tests carried out: 1,317,887
- Tests per 1 million people: 15,730
- First recorded case was on January 27.
- Placed an order for 10,000 ventilators.
- 40,000 intensive care units across the country.


Edna Bonhomme
Edna Bonhomme

Co-Creator of the "Decolonization in Action" Podcast

Edna Bonhomme is a historian of science, lecturer, and writer whose work interrogates the archaeology of (post)colonial science, embodiment, and surveillance in the Middle East and North Africa. A central question of her work asks: what makes people sick? As a researcher, she answers this question by exploring the spaces and modalities of care and toxicity that shape the possibility for repair. Using testimony and materiality, she creates sonic and counter-archives for the African diaspora in hopes that it can be used to construct diasporic futures. Her practices troubles how people perceive modern plagues and how they try to escape from them. Edna earned her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2017 and she is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. She has written for Aljazeera, The Baffler, The Nation, and other publications. More can be found on her website and you can follow her on Twitter @jacobinoire.

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