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Time relations of a pandemic – Corona and the acceleration (MARKK)

The progressive acceleration of life and science is one of the characteristics of the modern age. It was also evident in the Covid 19 pandemic. Only in this way was it possible to produce vaccines and medicines in a short time through enormously fast-working science. Nevertheless, non-dynamising elements were evident in the fight against the pandemic.

The conference wants to shed light on where in the pandemic rapid changes and dramatic challenges met with resistance to acceleration. What can be accelerated under the extreme conditions of the pandemic in science, especially in human research? And what cannot be accelerated if one does not want to renounce scientific standards? How are acceleration possibilities and resistance to acceleration distributed in politics, the public and science? Politicians have been under enormous pressure to make decisions. But obviously science and politics differ in terms of time, and misunderstandings and public debates result from this. Where did synchronisations and desynchronisations of different areas with different temporalities occur? A good part of the criticism of science in the media can also be explained by the fact that it works in different time frames than politics. But how should the sciences react to the enormous pressure?

The conference wants to examine political, scientific and social controversies about the fight against the pandemic under the aspect of temporality.


Prof. Dr. med. Cornelius Borck, Universität zu Lübeck
Dr. med. Pedram Emami, MBA, Landesärztekammer Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Kluge, UKE
Nicola Kuhrt, MedWatch
Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Osten, UKE
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Scherer, UKE und Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. habil. Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, MD, Bernhard-Nocht-Institut
Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Erster Bürgermeister der  Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg (oder Dr. Melanie Leonhard) – enquired
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Urban Wiesing, Universität Tübingen und Fellow 2021/2022 der Joachim Herz Stiftung am HIAS

This conference will be held in German.