article applies discussions of biopolitics and rationalities by governments to make
live and let die as a heuristic for the speculative sorting of bodies and
their antibodies as state governments lurch toward reopening. It considers how
governments rationalize the elimination of certain populations in the name of
improving the vitality of the dominant group. This article is based on the theory by sociologist Michel Foucault, who called biopolitics the
application of “life-producing techniques” by the state.
Declaration of conflicts of interestI declare no conflicts of interest
Lead author countryUnited States
Lead author job roleHigher Education Lecturer
Lead author institutionTulane University
Ethics statementThere are no human subjects characterized in my paper.