Fear, Stigma, Blame — UConn Prof Considers the Novel Virus

Professor Thomas Long (Courtesy of Thomas Long)


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There are human tendencies in times of a epidemic that drive people to fear, bogus medical advice, and casting blame on society’s most vulnerable, said University of Connecticut Professor of English Thomas Long, who studies social reactions to epidemics in culture and literature. “Epidemics have often, not always, but often been described as having a […]
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