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Impacts of Narratives and Framing in Response to COVID-19


This Working Group will look at the effects of referring to the response to COVID-19 as a “war.” While there may be upsides (e.g., national mobilization of resources), there are also potential downsides (e.g., militarization of response, abrogation of civil liberties in deference to ‘national security’, a ‘sacrifice calculus’, whereby lives are commodified, etc.).

Working Group Lead

Christopher Ankersen, New York University

Working Group Members

Adia Benton, Northwestern University
Julia Irwin, University of Southern Florida
Sylvia Maier, New York University
Jacob Remes, New York University
Zhe Zhang, Texas A&M University

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