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Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
... prevent the spread of SARS in China. Historians contrasted current responses to SARS to comparable situa- tions during the 1832 cholera epidemic in Britain, the Montreal smallpox epi- demic of the 1880s, and especially the 1918–19 influenza pandemic, which during the SARS epidemic became the...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373643-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... This chapter discusses the rise of Singapore as a potential to provide a CDC-like center for a tropical region that is teeming with deadly viruses. In the aftermath of the SARS pandemic, the Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine established a program to deal with epidemiological dangers that are...
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By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... as a potential to provide a CDC-like center for a tropical region that is teeming with deadly viruses. In the aftermath of the SARS pandemic, the Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine established a program to deal with epidemiological dangers that are still unknown, that is, the “newly emerging...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
... Systems.” Science, Medicine and Man 1 (1973): 55–65. Kleinman, Arthur, and Everett Mendelsohn. “Systems of Medical Knowledge: A Comparative Approach.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 3 (1978): 314–30. Kleinman, Arthur, and James Watson, eds. SARS in China: Prelude to Pandemic? Stanford...
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By Priscilla Wald
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
... coverage; in the New York Times the author and physician Abraham Verghese blamed the threat of a pandemic on the interconnected ‘‘Way We Live Now A May 2003 article in News- week, ‘‘The Mystery of sars helped tell the story with photographs. A shared caption turned adjacent shots of a masked Lufthansa...
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By Emery Roe
Published: 08 March 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395690-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9569-0
...– 86; rethinking professionalism, Palmerston, Lord, 9 137–40; skill sets of, 6, 33–37, 53; pandemics, 72–73 on standpoints, 79; on stereotyp- Pareto’s law of unchangeable ing, 40; use of term, 158n1. See also inequality of income, 91 specific skill sets, e.g. pattern Partnoy, Frank, 169n7...
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By Kirsten Ostherr
Published: 26 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387381-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8738-1
...–40, 144–48, 219n45; 33–34, 84; replacement of, by tele- malaria, 58; pneumonic plague, 20– vision and video, 168, 172–75; ‘‘Safety 21, 58; polio, 111, 214n45, 216n20; First’’ campaign of, 55; search for severe acute respiratory syndrome imagery of contagion of, 79–80; (sars), 1...
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By Emery Roe
Published: 08 March 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395690-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9569-0
..., respectively, the deaths at the time of writing due to avian flu, also known as h5n1 influenza, and sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome (in comparison, Hurricane Katrina killed an estimated 1,400 people, while nearly 285,000 people were estimated to have died globally in the 2009 pandemic influenza A...
Published: 15 October 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393207-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9320-7
..., biotechnologies are not merely about the transformation of nature into market shares, but also bio- security mechanisms aligned with nationalist projects. For instance, as a region of postcolonial emergence, of ‘‘uncanny surplus’’ in population and pandemics, and ascendant nations and megastates, Asian coun...
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By Priscilla Wald
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
... Candidiasis in Previously Healthy Homosexual Men: Evidence of a New Acquired Cellular Immunodeficiency New England Journal of Medicine 305.24 (10 December 1981): 1425–31. Goudsmit, Jaap. Viral Fitness: The Next sars and West Nile in the Making. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Viral...
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By Priscilla Wald
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
..., 4, and Abraham Verghese, ‘‘The Way We Live Now New York Times, 20 April 2003, 15. Verghese is among those who argue that the threats of global pandemics and emerging infections justify the loss of civil liberties. 272 Notes to Introduction 15. Claudia Kalb, ‘‘The Mystery of sars Newsweek...
Published: 26 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387381-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8738-1
... representation Recent attempts to halt the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars) in China (in 2003) and foot-and-mouth disease in western Europe (in 2001) have been undermined by the invisibility of contagion. Spread by airborne viruses capable of surviving transcontinental travel, these out...
Published: 29 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375999-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7599-9
...) to new diseases (severe acute respiratory syndrome [sars] and the h1n1 virus) to biological weapons (weaponized anthrax or smallpox) to the future creations of synthetic biology, ultimately positioning life itself as a new object of militarized concern.5 Consider this 2006 defi nition of bio...
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By Joseph Masco
Published: 29 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375999-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7599-9
...; 217n23 preparedness exercises for, 165, 168, 170, Beck, Ulrich, 30 226n19, 226n21; and public emotions/ bee stings, deaths from, 164, 226n17 capabilities, 226n22; real- time response Benjamin, Walter, 47, 71 to pandemics, 227n30...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
... outbreaks and even bioterrorism. They are the viral protagonists of popular fiction and film that deflect as they transpose anxieties about hiv/aids onto the apocalyptic scenarios of the infections emerging elsewhere, usually in Af- rica, although increasingly (with the publicity about sars and avian flu...
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By Kirsten Ostherr
Published: 26 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387381-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8738-1
... Notes introduction 1. Consider, for example, the widespread avoidance of restaurants in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the sars outbreak, despite the fact that no cases had been confirmed anywhere within u.s. borders. ‘‘The sars Epidemic: Economic Fallout; Market for Chinese...
Published: 04 June 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381181-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8118-1
..., wiping out what seemed secure futures and leaving the already least ∑≤ The First Modernity of Industrial Society advantaged economically and politically even more immiserated. We fear pandemics such as aids, sars, or Asian Bird Flu, which can spread around the world with little warning, little...
Published: 04 June 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381181-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8118-1
... cell phones, powerful transna- tional criminal activities such as arms and drug trades, and the expan- sion of terrorist projects. Since Amin proposed delinking, this project may have lost whatever plausibility it ever possessed as an actual politi- cal strategy. Second, pandemics such as sars...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393047-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9304-7
... 2 THE FUTURE BIRTH OF THE AFFECTIVE FACT The Political Ontology of Threat Brian Massumi Future Superlative ‘‘The next pandemic screams a 2005 headline in Quebec’s re- putedly most sober...