The Shape of Epidemics wherein David S Jones and discuss waves, fires, and other metaphors for the current pandemic
Fantastic! The Shape of Epidemics | Boston Review #covid19
Great long read explaining how we came to talk about pandemic “waves” - and why that’s probably not actually the right metaphor for COVID-19
The problems of hydraulic metaphors (or what we miss when we keep talking about "waves").
RT : The Shape of Epidemics | Boston Review
A fascinating read. Does the wave & spike terminology of #COVID19 flatten the complexity of the pandemic instead of the virus? In disease studies how did we move from metaphorical visualisation to mathematical certitude to moral marginlising messaging?