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In a Nutshell, ep. 7: The Trauma of Long Covid

09 jan 2024 ,

In the Vox podcast In a Nutshell, hosts Jara Majerus and Antonia Leise take a deep dive into the university's most interesting, strange, and exciting research. Every two weeks, they invite Radboud researchers to talk about their favourite topics – explained in bite-sized episodes. In today's episode, Jara talks with Vivienne Matthies-Boon about what exactly makes Long Covid traumatic.

What makes Long-Covid traumatic? Which role do politics and society play in this? And why should we follow the Germans?

The seventh episode of In A Nutshell is all about Long Covid. This week’s guest Vivienne Matthies-Boon will tell us about her personal experience with the sickness and about how it has been heavily affected by political structures.

Vivienne Matthies-Boon is a professor of Philosophical Ethics and Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. Her primary interests are phenomenological experiences of injustice and in her work, she deals with fragility, trauma, death, illness, and health. In her newest research, Vivienne examines Long Covid through her philosophical lens and elaborately explains how and why the sickness is traumatic.

Do you want to know more about Long Covid and trauma? Follow Vivienne’s tip and watch Unrest by Jennifer Brea or read up on Long Covid here.

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