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Srpska profesorka sa Berklija: Razvili smo sistem za automatsko testiranje na koronavirus

Profesorka Jasmina Vujić, doktor nuklearne fizike i predavač na Kalifornijskom univerzitetu u Berkliju, kaže za RTS da je situacija u Kaliforniji haotična, ali da nema policijskog časa, pa se redovne životne aktivnosti odvijaju relativno normalno – maske nisu obavezne i moguće je videti ljude koji šetaju u parku.

Jasmina Vujić je naučnik i stručnjak svetskog glasa u oblastima reaktorske fizike, modernih metoda za analizu i dizajn nuklearnih reaktora i primenu zračenja u medicini i industriji. Doktor je nuklearne fizike, za mnoge srpska Marija Kiri.

Predaje na jednom od fakulteta Univerziteta u Berkliju. Bila je prva žena dekan na jednom od 10 najboljih fakulteta u Americi. Na čelu je Udruženja dekana svih američki nuklearnih fakulteta u SAD.

Profesorka Jasmina Vujić podseća da Kalifornija ima 40 miliona stanovnika i trenutno preko 28.000 zaraženih, što predstavlja oko 0,07 odsto od ukupnog broja stanovništva.

"Umrlih je blizu 1.000, što je oko 3,4 odsto. U San Francisko zalivu, gde živim sa porodicom, situacija je slična kao u Srbiji – ima oko 10 miliona stanovnika, 5.800 je zaraženo, a do sada je 185 umrlo", kaže profesorka Vujić.

Veruje da bi bilo mnogo više zaraženih kada bi se naširoko testiralo jer se testiranje trenutno odvija sporo. Ističe da je koronavirus dosta toga promenio.

"Prve zvanične informacije sa Univerziteta smo dobili krajem februara, da bi negde početkom marta, naročito od 16. marta, došla naredba da svi moraju da ostanu kod kuće. Univerziteti, škole, obdaništa i svako okupljanje je prestalo. Već smo bili spremni da krenemo sa predavanjima na daljinu. Postoji sva softverska podrška i tako će ostati do kraja semestra", objašnjava profesorka Vujić.

Ističe da je situacija prilično haotična.

"Svi ostali su morali da počnu da rade od kuće, što je dovelo do velikih problema jer su mala deca ostajala sa roditeljima, roditelji su morali da rade od kuće, bebisiterke su nestale, ostale kod svoje kuće", kaže profesorka Vujić.

Nema policijskog časa, maske nisu obavezne

Profesorka Jasmina Vujić kaže da se život u Kaliforniji, ipak, odvija relativno normalno.

"U svemu tome jeste dobro što ne postoji policijski čas, koji, nažalost, postoji u Srbiji, i sve je još relativno normalno. Sve što je neophodno za osnovne potrebe, kao što je odlazak kod lekara, odlazak da se nabavi hrana, izlazak u šetnju i parkove – to je sve dozvoljeno, uz zahtev da rastojanje između ljudi bude oko dva metra. Maske nisu obavezne, mada se preporučuju", objašnjava profesorka Vujić.

Ističe da trenutna situacija ima i svojih prednosti, kao što je manja gužva u saobraćaju.

"Moja porodica – ćerka, zet i troje unučića su u San Francisku, što je otprilike 30 kilometara od Berklija. Trebalo mi je sat i po vremena da pređem most, a sada je to tridesetak minuta. Znači ima i nekih prednosti, ali ima i dosta problema", kaže profesorka Vujić.

Navodi da je dvoje njenih doktoranada lakše obolelo, ali da su virus preležali kod svoje kuće.

"Savet je ovde bio da se nikako ne ide odmah kod doktora ili u bolnicu. Preporučuje se ostanak kod kuće, pomoć porodice i izolacija, naravno. U bolnicu se ide samo u slučaju vrlo visoke temperature i teškoća pri disanju", kaže profesorka Vujić.

Objašnjava da su i na Univerzitetu oformljene ekipe koje ubrzano rade.

"U blizini su tri nuklearne laboratorije sa kojima sarađujemo. Na Univerzitetu smo razvili sistem za automatsko testiranje od po 1.000 uzoraka na dan. Svakodnevno smo na onlajn sastancima, gde se diskutuje koje su najpogodnije metode za sprečavanje pojave virusa i lečenje", ističe profesorka Jasmina Vujić.

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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.