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Covidiots and the Clamour of the Virus-as-Question

Some Reflections on Biomedical Culture, Futurity and Finitude

Bryan Lim

pitted against and used to shame/discipline ‘covidiots’ – individuals who ignore COVID-19-related public health guidance and warnings ( Aspinall 2020 ). Who could forget the outrage and vitriol that followed media coverage of the crowded parks in London

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

distance has, expectedly, generated a wide range of public reactions. The Twitter hashtag #COVIDIOTS, a caricatural embodiment of irresponsible citizen behaviour, worldwide, also found currency in India, especially regarding celebratory street processions

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

than against COVID-19. In the same issue, Bryan Lim argues that particular people, including some such as the gay men in his London-based study who have been stigmatised as covidiots because of their infringement of lockdown codes, may play a key role

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

panic surrounding COVID-19, such groups might be rendered as ‘covidiots’, surely a term that will make its way into dictionaries of modern English. However, and with oblique reference to the modern condition, Lim writes: There is something peculiar