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Vectors And Viruses: What Coexisting With Mosquitoes Can Teach Us About Living With Coronavirus


My mask is green with zebras on it, a feeble attempt to liven up the veil of cotton protecting me from others, or others from me. An artefact of a new era. Interaction with other humans reduced to deciphering expressions conveyed by eyes and crinkling foreheads, voices muffled by layers covering mouths. A cautious nod from across the street. A casual step off the pavement to ensure a wide berth in human crossings. Our viral potentialities now define our encounters. After all, we are all potential vectors.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘Co-existing with Covid-19: Moving into the post-pandemic world with the social sciences’


In the UK, as across much of the world, we find ourselves moving slowly into a new version of reality: post-quarantine, but still very much encapsulated by Covid-19 and the spectre of infectious disease. Whether our respective governments are calling this an ‘exit’ strategy, the lifting of lockdown, or commenting on the the myriad of ‘phases’ that we may be moving into, and through successively, one thing remains somewhat clear: we will all be co-existing with Covid-19 for some time to come.

God’s Daily Briefings: Religious Leadership in a Global Pandemic


The Voice of God

Religious leaders possess immense power and influence. Believers may listen to government ministers or public health officials, but, above all, they place their faith in the religious elite. For many religious people, their quotidian lives are determined almost entirely by their faith. From mundane, banal activities such as what they eat, drink and wear, to deeper decisions about career and key ethical choices – religious notions pull the strings.

Memes, Migrants, And The Epidemiological Imagination


As COVID-19 escalated to officially pandemic proportions early this year, Coronavirus-prevention advice began circulating via Facebook and WhatsApp in Singapore. Mostly in English and Mandarin, the advice ranged from speculative antiviral uses of onions—“Slice an onion and leave it in the middle of the room overnight so it absorbs all the viruses”—to more stereotypically scientific-sounding advice.

Pandemic Predictions- The World Post-Covid-19 for Indian Females


As the entire world is grappling with the novel coronavirus pandemic, many experts and researchers have predicted a number of social and economic changes that the world would undergo post-pandemic, ranging from an increase in nationalism and decrease in globalization to changes in food choices and a global hunger crisis. I am going to explore what changes might occur in the world post Covid-19 for Indian females, by studying the issue from their lens.

Mental Health Avenues Amidst A Global Pandemic: Conceptualising The Biosocial Medical Framework Within Urban ‘Green Spaces’


Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale.

This is my morning mantra. As I lay in my bed in the early hours of the morning, I am aware of the limited capacity I have to walk the short distance to my workspace. Like clockwork, the strict schedule I have carefully designed for maximum productivity, relentlessly and almost nauseatingly runs through my mind.