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#TheComingContagion @CNN
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#AllHailTheLockdown @AJEnglish 11.30 MYT/SGT
#TheListeningPost @AJEnglish
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#TheComingContagion (#CNNSPECIAL), EXPLAINS VIRAL #ZOONOSES like #EBOLA (which emerged from the #RainForest) & the #COVID19Pandemic (the emergence of which is, possibly from #fruitbats, is currently still being analyzed for confirmation).
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COVID-19 isn’t the world’s ‘great leveller’.

It’s impact has revealed how the social and economic inequalities that surround us are much deeper, more pervasive and much more problematic than we thought. #AllHailTheLockdown
Episode 4 @hey_alirae looks at:

India: #socialdistancing as privilege
Caste: compounding injustice with cruelty
Gender inequality & the value of essential workers
COVID between neighbourhoods

With #ArundhatiRoy @BezwadaWilson @josefinamar14 & @mfranco_uah. #AllHailTheLockdown
@hey_alirae @BezwadaWilson @josefinamar14 @mfranco_uah The COVID-19 lockdowns sent shockwaves across India. It was instantly obvious that the virus was much more brutal on those who have less, are marginalised & systematically oppressed. Arundhati Roy explains. #AllHailTheLockdown
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Big Tech has been front and centre in the global response to COVID19. But are tech solutions really the best solutions during a crisis?

Find out more with @hey_alirae in episode 3 of #AllHailTheLockdown |
In episode 3 @hey_alirae looks at:

- Technological solutionism
- Contact tracing
- Privacy vs Public Health
- Tech surveillance in Israel
- Big Tech’s bluetooth ‘solution’

We discuss all this with @marwasf @seanmmcdonald, @evgenymorozov & @SharonAWeiss.

Tech innovations have been vital in grappling with the COVID-19 crisis. But @evgenymorozov cautions against the pitfalls of ‘technological solutionism’ where technology is seen as superhero and saviour, while other solutions aren't considered enough.

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