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Spectacular Infrastructure: Madrid’s Pandemic Hospital between Public Spectacle and Speculation by Janina Kehr

Janina Kehr , February 2nd, 2021

Design by okb-buro.com On a fresh autumn day in 2019, under Madrid’s deep-blue sky, I went for a morning coffee with Ernesto, an infectious-disease physician working in one…


A Hospital Without People in a Timor-Leste Community by Laura Burke

Laura Burke , January 19th, 2021

‘If you are bleeding a lot…go to hospital’. Cristiano, a community health volunteer gave a health seminar to 12 community members inside a dark concrete house, in a…


Tommies: a very British haunt? by Frances Williams

Frances Williams , December 8th, 2020

Designed by: okb-buro.com/ Earlier this year, the world became familiar with the facade of Britain’s St Thomas’ Hospital when, in late March, it became the backdrop for breaking…


Wounded Attachments: Intimacy, Infrastructure, and Harm in the National Public Hospital by Livia Garofalo

Livia Garofalo , November 24th, 2020

The first thing you see from the highway is a massive building. The Hospital is simply enormous. In front of the Hospital plaza is a roundabout. In the…


Investigating COVID-19 health disparities in Indigenous communities [Podcast]

Soham Govande , November 16th, 2020

Author’s note: At Anthro Analyst, we often analyze societal issues about public health from an anthropological perspective. In doing so, we try to provide unique insight into global…

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Ethnomedicinal Practices and Behavioral Changes During Deadly Disease Outbreaks: A Commentary and Lesson from Cameroon by Ivo Ngade

Ivo Ngade , October 14th, 2020

In mid-2014, six months after the death of patient zero, the two-year-old boy in the village of Meliandou in Guinea, there were frequent reports of Ebola spikes across Guinea…


Instagram as a Catalyst for Digital Gemeinschaft During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , October 5th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Justin Battin   In early 2020, news articles documenting a possible coronavirus pandemic began appearing in countries worldwide, and while concerns were…


Standards and urgency in times of pandemics: hydroxychloroquine as a pharmaceutical and political artefact by Manuel Campinas

Manuel Campinas , September 1st, 2020

Separated by two meters of water from the crowd, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, infected by COVID-19 and wearing his mask, rallied up his supporters, “If by chance your…


The Militarisation of the COVID-19 Response in South Africa (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , August 24th, 2020

Hide Press Release (4 Less Words) Susan Levine, Lenore Manderson   The imponderabilia of our COVID times As medical anthropologists well versed in the social grammar of infectious…


Intimate connections and singular embodiments: disability in times of the Covid-19 pandemic by Helena Fietz

Helena Fietz , August 19th, 2020

In Brazil, most state governors and city mayors in Brazil have been following the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and, in defiance of federal government protocol, have adopted…


Strange Work in Familiar Places: Inside Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Border Hotels

The Familiar Strange , August 16th, 2020

The new appreciation of previously dismissed types of work may be short lived, and their ongoing fight for a living wage is certainly not won. However, this crisis…

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A Room with a View: Observations from Two Pandemics by Linda M. Whiteford

Linda M. Whiteford , August 4th, 2020

From my balcony, I see Tampa Bay’s calm water, the Dali Museum’s distinctive architecture, the Mahaffey Theater’s empty parking lot, the balconies and porches of St, Petersburg, Florida,…


Sanitary cordons in COVID-19: experience and the object of epidemiological interventions by Alejandro Cerón

Alejandro Cerón , August 4th, 2020

What is the object of epidemiological interventions during an epidemic? Is it the virus, the disease, the fear, the chaos, or the threat to security? And what is the objective…


Analyzing the effects of mask-wearing and social distancing on brain development in children

Soham Govande , July 27th, 2020

Throughout Homo sapiens’ rich history, our species has evolved to become deeply social animals. For instance, the first hunter-gatherers lived in bands, allowing their members to depend on…

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How COVID-19 is affecting the BLM movement: An intersection of public health and racial justice

Soham Govande , July 20th, 2020

In the last few weeks, we have seen a tremendous increase in awareness about racial inequality in America. Fortunately, progress is occurring at an accelerating pace thanks to…

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First in Masks? How Czechs Wore Face Masks When There Weren’t Any Available by Susanna Trnka

Susanna Trnka , July 20th, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the Czech Republic became the first country in Europe to legislate mandatory coverage of the mouth and nose in all public areas in an…


Enlisted Laborers of Public Health: overlaps in the work of soldiers in historical perspective by Pamela Maddock

Pamela Maddock , July 13th, 2020

In April, a friend relayed her experience of getting a test for COVID-19 at a drive-through site at a university in Rhode Island, describing “dozens of camouflaged National…


Emerging from Lockdown: “Moral pioneering” in Everyday Practices for Women in Europe and North America (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , July 13th, 2020

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Sydney Howe   As Europe and North America begin to ease lockdown restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, this essay looks broadly at…


Health Technology Assessments: the metrical evangelization of UHC in India by Robert D. Smith

Robert D. Smith , June 29th, 2020

Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


Rethinking the house as a public health technology of preparedness by Imogen Bevan

Imogen Bevan , June 26th, 2020

The main public critique levelled at the UK government’s “Stay Home” campaign was its failure to be implemented fast enough, and the abandonment of community contact tracing in…


Practices, knowledge, and the next pandemic: a lesson from a failed participatory public health intervention by Alejandro Cerón

Alejandro Cerón , May 31st, 2020

My time doing public health work in Guatemala in the 1990s and early 2000s has shaped how I think about emergencies. Working for an underresourced health system, my…


By Desperate Measures Relieved?: Public Health, Prisons, and the Politics of Life by Jason Ludwig

Jason Ludwig , May 28th, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to claim lives and devastate economies, experts have been contemplating strategies for accelerating the development of a vaccine. A paper published in March in the…


Roundtable: “COVID-19: Views from the Field”

Baird Campbell , May 21st, 2020

We’re wrapping up our five-part series, “COVID-19: Views from the Field,” with a pre-recorded roundtable. This roundtable brought our authors into conversation with each other, acros…


Go Suppress Yourself | A Chronicle by Anthony Stavrianakis

Anthony Stavrianakis , May 20th, 2020

In December 2019, reports emerged of a pneumonia of unknown origin in the city of Wuhan, China. A week into 2020, a novel pathogen was identified–– “severe acute…