New Animation: Nature of Emergencies
We are currently living through a world wide global health emergency: the Covid-19 pandemic. Labelling a health event an emergency, disaster, or crisis imply an event that is confined to a certain time span and geographical focus. It is an extraordinary event that requires special measures. These terms in themselves are therefore worth questioning using the lenses of ethics and justice.
In our fourth animation, Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra discusses these terms and their ethical implications.
Animation created by Vanessa Randle from thinkingvisually.
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