Protests against COVID-19 safety measures expose lack of trust in government. Although misplaced, it is not unfounded. What would be the best strategy to deal with COVID-skeptics and conspiracy theorists?
Our Not So Public Health
During the period of partial lockdown, it may have appeared as though the economy was being sacrificed in the name of public health. However, the global attempt to halt the spread of the pandemic ultimately never departed from the basic logic of capitalist politics: politics in the interest of business.
Il-Pesta tas-Soċjetà Moderna
Filwaqt li nifhem li din il-pandemija ġabet magħha diffikultajiet ġodda, urietna b’mod iktar ċar ix-xquq li kienu diġà preżenti fis-sistema ekonomika u politika dominanti qabel inqala’ dan kollu.
Treating the ‘Other’ as Disease: Ħal Far Open Centre as a Zone of Contagion
The armed presence along the perimeter of Ħal Far—essentially, the border between ‘us’ and ‘them’—was a display of state power and a pretense of care for its loyal citizens. At once, it disciplined the diseased ‘other’ and fenced the rest off from it.
[LISTEN] COVID-19 and Solidarity: a Wish List of Government Measures in the Time of Crisis
Crisis must not be an excuse for discrimination and injustice. On the contrary, solidarity is our weapon during these difficult times.
Nationalist Party Officially Praises COVID-19 for Making Malta a Normal Country
It’s finally happened! Malta has become a normal country. Thank you, COVID-19!
Highly Contagious: Pandemic and ‘Pan-Panic’
Why do COVID-19 updates skew so much towards death and not recovery? We need to be particularly cautious in letting numbers of death records beat us into fear. Or do we assume that people will not act responsibly unless they are shocked into a panic?
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