- Publication of the project podcast “(Long) Covid & Society”“(Long) Covid & Society” now online
- Early Career Research Award – Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung der ÖGPHEarly Career Research Award for Peter Gamillscheg
- Pietrzak-Franger, Monika et al. – Narrating the Pandemic: COVID-19, China and blame allocation strategies in Western European popular pressDate: March 10, 2022 Abstract: Blaming the emergence and spread of COVID-19 on various social groups has been a central theme in narrating the pandemic. In such narratives, China has often emerged as a convenient scapegoat. However, systematic research into transcultural and culture-specific strategies of stigmatisation in the context of the corona pandemic is still scarce.
- Pietrzak-Franger, Monika – A ‘Visiodemic’ : COVID-19, Contagion Media, and the British PressDate: Winter 2021 Abstract: “No one is immune against images” (Franzen 2020) – their power stems from their immediacy, their lingering claim for truth, authenticity, and objectivity, from their role as a witness; but also from their ability to capture attention, to convey large amounts of information in a short time, and from their high emotional appeal (Cassinger and Thelander 2015; cf. Flynn 2019).
Related research by the project team
- Łaszewska, Agata et al. – Perceptions of Covid-19 lockdowns and related public health measures in Austria: a longitudinal online surveyDate: 4 August, 2021 Abstract: Introducing national lockdown has been effective in containing Covid-19. However, several studies indicated negative impacts of lockdowns on the well-being and mental health of many people. In Austria, the first Covid-19-related lockdown was introduced on 16 March 20
- Simon, Judit et al. – Impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown and relevant vulnerabilities on capability well-being, mental health and social support: an Austrian survey studyDate: 8 Feburary, 2021 Abstract: Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and its public health measures go beyond physical and mental health and incorporate wider well-being impacts in terms of what people are free to do or be. We explored the impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown and relevant vulnerabilities on capability well-being, mental health and social support in Austria.