The Intersection of COVID-19, Misinformation, and Necropolitics: A Critical Analysis

In the era of COVID-19, the concept of necropolitics – the power to dictate who may live and who must die – has gained a new, disturbing dimension. The pandemic has not only been a public health crisis but also a political and social one, exacerbated by rampant misinformation and inadequate responses. This blog post delves into how poor COVID-19 responses and misinformation intersect with necropolitics. The Core of Necropolitics Necropolitics, a term coined by philosopher Achille Mbembe, refers to the use of social and political power to dictate how some people may live and how some must die. In…