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Exposed Intimacies

Clinicians on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellen Block

I have called a ‘habitus of infection’ – that necessitate removing intimacy and affective connection between providers and their patients. Also emerging is a new self-consciousness around embodied modes of caregiving that had hitherto been taken for

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

way to something else, a ‘habitus of infection’ as she describes it. This consists of new embodied dispositions and forms of self-consciousness affording doctors protection from infected patients. It manifests itself in multiple new mundane practices