Good luck with your Maggi
You know when you’re cooking a packet of Maggi noodles in a saucepan, and you haven’t used enough water or don’t move the stuff soon enough from the pan to a plate once it’s done cooking, and you’re basically left with a hot lump of maida stuck to the bottom? That’s 2020. When you cook… Continue reading
Dehumanising language during an outbreak
It appears the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has begun local transmission in India, i.e. infecting more people within the country instead of each new patient having recently travelled to an already affected country. The advent of local transmission is an important event in the lexicon of epidemics and pandemics because, at least until 2009, that’s how the… Continue readingAmit Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party, COVID-19, dehumanisation, Eman Ahmed, epidemic, Harsh Vardhan, infection, infectious diseases, local transmission, private healthcare, public healthcare system, Saifee Hospital, SARS-CoV-2, science communication, science journalism, The Guardian, Washington Post, Wuhan coronavirus
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