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Unmasking political COVID-19 face coverings in Uganda

Anguyo, Innocent (2020) Unmasking political COVID-19 face coverings in Uganda. Africa at LSE (04 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Ahead of elections in 2021, the Ugandan government has manipulated its COVID-19 public health response for political gain. As face mask wearing has become increasingly encouraged, government leaders, opposition parties and citizens have recognised the potential of masks for political messaging and defiance. Is this a dangerous politicising of public health or a worthy form of expression in an otherwise oppressive political climate?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 10:30
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 23:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106309

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