An interview with Fritz Breithaupt discussing empathy in the COVID-19 pandemic. "The first shock seems to be over. Quite a few may have felt like they were in a catastrophe film in the past ten days, certainly fueled by a certain thrill of excitement and electrified by the pandemic fear, but now, says cultural scientist Fritz Breithaupt, we don't have the script to continue. We are entering the second phase of the corona crisis. The tension flattened out, the state of emergency developed surprisingly quickly to a new normal, the rules of social interaction were established." Melanie Mühl Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.