Pandemic Files

Pandemic Files

Surviving COVID-19

Waking up after six days on a ventilator in Stockholm
Slavenka Drakulić
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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Prelude

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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Seven Theses on the Open-Closed Theaters

The pandemic has shuttered the theaters, but the need for live, communal experience has never been more vital
Feisal G. Mohamed
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The First Nerve

Losing the sense of smell might seem trivial, but a person’s identity can go with it
Amrapali Maitra
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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My Summer of Julien Gracq

Reading a French novelist’s examination of liminal space in a plague year
Seth Lerer
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram

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Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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Pandemic Inequality

The two worlds of social distancing
Octávio Luiz Motta Ferraz
April 3, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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Passing through Danger

Finding words for this pandemic in Inupiaq
Joan Naviyuk Kane
April 3, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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Medicine’s Innovation Problem

The novel coronavirus exposes health care’s key weakness
Rena Xu
March 30, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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The Law of Salus Populi

Epidemics and the law
John Fabian Witt
March 30, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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The Lice

Vulnerability, contagion, and children
Miranda Featherstone
March 30, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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Cannon Fodder

A doctor on the front lines
Laura Kolbe
March 27, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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March 11

Alicia Christoff
March 27, 2020
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.
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There’s a Sickness Outside

A doctor reflects on the dread of coronavirus
Nitin Ahuja
March 27, 2020
An old photograph of a churchyard cemetery. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
Essays

A Journal of the Plague

The 1918 Influenza
Francis Russell
December 1, 1958