HEALTH POLITICS, SOLIDARITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

in Ethnologia Europaea
Author:
Britta Lundgren Umeå University britta.lundgren@umu.se

Search for other papers by Britta Lundgren in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

During the H1N1 influenza pandemic 2009–2010 in Sweden, a mass-vaccination intervention was enacted as a precautionary measure. Half a year later, medical authorities reported an increased incidence of the life-long neurological disease narcolepsy, later firmly established as a side effect of the pandemic vaccine. Using interview material together with archived protocols, this article presents an analysis of two communities, the National Pandemic Group and the Narcolepsy Association. The aim is to discuss their respective ways of arguing for solidarity, herd immunity, social justice and claim for culpability of the state. Both communities face dilemmas, doubts and double-bind situations, but also perform politics and ethics for the future in mobilizing notions ofsolidarity and responsibility in their different narratives.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 9 9 7
Full Text Views 0 0 0
PDF Downloads 0 0 0