This post was co-authored by members of CoMeSCov program who contributed to the development of research questions, data collection tools and data analysis: Firmin Kra, Francesca Mininel, Fleur Beauvieux, Carlotta Magnani , Sandrine Musso . (See bios below for affiliations).
The authors are researchers in the collective CoMeSCov research program: Containment and Health Measures to Limit Covid-19 Transmission: Social Experiences …
In mid-2014, six months after the death of patient zero, the two-year-old boy in the village of Meliandou in Guinea, there were frequent reports of Ebola spikes across Guinea and beyond other parts of West Africa. I had just defended my PhD and soon after was accepted for a postdoctoral fellowship at Rhodes University, South Africa for the following year. In …
was telling me about her day while I poured tea. Suddenly, the double doors
swung open and a middle-aged man in a worn grey jacket briskly walked in. He
looked at us, pointed to the room behind us, and blurted out, “Ear
Helen said. “Have you been here before?”
man nodded and walked past us into …
Amongst the UK’s current Conservative
Government, rhetorically invoking the body politic is common practice.
For example, in 2019 Number 10 Special Advisor Dominic Cummings argued that a
European reformist faction within the Tory party “should be treated like a metastasising tumour and excised
from the UK body politic”
while UK Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson deployed the metaphor as a …
we saw a splash of headlines about the Russian Covid-19 vaccine, as Russia
became the first country to register a vaccine and governmental officials
shared plans for starting mass vaccinations in October. This news was shared
all over my social media, with the commentary hewing to repetitive jokes, the
humor value of which was based on an implied shared …
Separated by two meters of water from the crowd, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, infected by COVID-19 and wearing his mask, rallied up his supporters, “If by chance your mother or grandfather catches it, will they take chloroquine or not?”
“They will!” shouted back the crowd in unison, across the narrow
strip of water.
Hydroxychloroquine has turned from being a commonly …