The third issue is relapse of the infection. There have been reports of the coronavirus infecting an individual after he/she has already recovered from COVID-19 once. Hence, it is yet not certain if the antibodies developed against coronavirus for the first time are effective in fighting it off the next time. The notion has been emphasized by the World Health Organisation as well. With individual immunity not proven yet, Herd Immunity is shrouded with doubts. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
On the surface, Cosmopolis deals with a day in the life of Eric Packer, a filthy rich asset manager in his late twenties who, upon waking up in his palatial Manhattan high-rise, decides that he needs a haircut. (A cheeky and obvious link to one of the novel’s refrains of financial devaluation.) Packer is existentially connected to characters in films such as Wall Street, The Big Short and The Wolf of Wall Street, being monomaniacal about multiplying money. In his amorality, he can even be seen as allied to American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman. … [Read more...] about Reading Don Delillo’s ‘Cosmopolis’ during social and financial uncertainty