Has the Covid-19 pandemic changed everything or has it made the familiar clearer?
“In different ways and for different reasons, a sense that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything has come to dominate public, personal, and intellectual life.
The social entanglements it created have been both for better and for worse, but they have always exceeded the pathogen’s physical effects on bodies.
Anthropologists recognize in these patterns not only a rupture but also the familiar as if what can be seen now is not new but has simply been made clearer”. (Adams and Nading 2020: 461).
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, drawing on relevant concepts and approaches introduced in Health, Illness, and Society Part 1 as well as your personal experience.