What anxieties and patterns of concern has COVID-19 provoked in different social groups?



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Angela Okune's picture
September 2, 2020

AO: Wambui notes that the language used on the sign on the door of a butchery seems to indicate suspicion..."COVID-19 suspects" but I also wonder if the sign-maker might have twisted the usual phrase: "if you suspect you have COVID-19...". This brings to mind a conversation we had during our May 14th Working Group monthly calls where we discussed multiple interpretations and understandings of English language terms (see the notes doc here). (E.g. use of alcohol-based sanitizer to kill the virus led some politicians to advocate for increased imbibing of alcohol to kill the virus).

hawi rapudo's picture
June 29, 2020

Kenyan ethnic view traditional rituals against christian values as very important especially highly rated musicians who praised luo political leadership during elections 2013, amidst COVID-19 preventive measures that was enforced by security agencies denying communities peaceful funeral sendoff during the period.