In light of current global efforts to ‘flatten the curve,’ this piece considers what the curve is, how varied populations are working on it, and some of the implications for anthropological thinking and theorising. It appears in a Special Forum on COVID-19 in Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale 28(2), 348-350. [PDF]


Credit: Julian Montague


Keywords: COVID-19, population, biopolitics, quantification, metrics