With this blog post, we want to give people from around the world and from different backgrounds the opportunity to tell their personal stories in times of the Corona pandemic. In today's post, Margarete from New York reports on developments and related experiences during the Corona Crisis. She has not been directly affected by the pandemic and yet she and the entire urban population are suffering from the consequences of the state of emergency. It has led to a continuous sense of nervous strain and anxiety, caused, for example, by hearing constant siren wailing from emergency vehicles, which places maximum psychological strain on everyone. In addition, there is a strong feeling of isolation due to the social distancing measures, i.e. from having to work at home and take care of children at the same time. Listen to her account from one of the world’s largest metropolises:
Because the Corona pandemic has now reached all the countries of the world and is impacting the lives of the majority of the world’s population, we, two students of Cusanus University, are interested in learning about people in other places of the world beyond what the media has covered. The aim is to enter into a socially relevant dialogue at the interface between academic scholarship and society, and to authentically provide different perspectives. With this goal in mind, we want to ask people from different regions of the world to offer their own interpretations, their own narratives of the current situation. The blog posts are displayed in alphabetical order of regions, countries and cities. Note: The information provided here represents the individual opinions and individual experiences of those persons interviewed.