Masks as care - Corona in Vietnam
The 6th episode of the podcast "More than a Feeling - Emotions and Society" focuses on the Corona policy in Vietnam and its impact on the Vietnamese diaspora in Berlin.
Guests are the two psychiatrists Thi Minh Tam Ta and Eric Hahn from the Charité in Berlin, who, together with the ethnologist Anita von Poser, lead the psychiatric-anthropological subproject A02 "Affects and Institutionalization Processes" at the CRC Affective Societies and deal with questions of affective effort in migration.
In contrast to Germany, Vietnam can draw on experience in dealing with viral pandemics since 2002, when the first SARS and MERS outbreaks occurred. Wearing masks to protect others is as much a part of everyday life there as solidarity with areas briefly isolated due to new cases of infection - even if that means drinking guava juice instead of orange juice!
Ta and Hahn are co-founders of the first mother-tongue psychiatric outpatient clinic for Vietnamese migrants in Germany, which opened in 2010. In a conversation with Margreth Lünenborg and Birgitt Röttger-Rössler, they talk about their Corona experiences during a stay in Vietnam from December 2020 to March 2021, about moving moments of care, and they explain how the Vietnamese government's successful zero-covide strategy is reflected in increasing registrations at their outpatient clinic.
The episode is available in German.
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