Ignore Coronavirus Productivity Pressure

Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure 3.27.20
Aisha S. Ahmad
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Behind the self-inflicted pressure to maintain a sense of normalcy is the question “When will this be over.” Never is the answer. From experience in hardship conditions comes “an offering” to her academic colleagues: four stages toward the embrace of a new normal. “Calamity is a great teacher. …We will be creative and responsive, will find light in all the nooks and crannies, will help each other.”

Aisha Ahmad, assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the author of Jihad & Co, 2017, has experienced around the world intensely difficult physical and psychological conditions: war, food shortages, disease outbreaks, social isolation, restricted movement, confinement.