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So Much Fear and Questioning : A Comparative Study of Discourses on Covid-19 in Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon

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Drescher, Martina ; Boukari, Oumarou ; Ngawa Mbaho, Liliane Carline:
So Much Fear and Questioning : A Comparative Study of Discourses on Covid-19 in Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon.
In: Arndt, Susan ; Yacouba, Banhoro ; Lawanson, Taibat ; Msindo, Enocent ; Simatei, Peter (ed.): Covid-19 in Africa: Societal and Economic Implications. - Cham : Palgrave Macmillan , 2023 . - pp. 17-54
ISBN 978-3-031-40316-3

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Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth
EXC 2025/1

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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Although the Covid-19 disaster predicted for Africa in March 2020 did not occur and, on the contrary, sub-Saharan Africa has remained until today less affected than the rest of the world (if statistics are anything to go by), countries such as Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon have nevertheless been affected by Covid-19 to varying degrees. From the beginning, their governments took drastic measures to curb the spread of the pandemic. These included the state of health emergency, confinement, curfews, school closures, compulsory mask-wearing, and others. Although these measures were not always adjusted to local realities, the infection rate in both countries remains relatively low. Moreover, the small number of cases on the one hand, and the contradictory positions taken by supposedly knowledgeable personalities as well as the controversies over possible treatments on the other hand, have ended up creating confusion, doubt, and distrust within the populations who find their reflections in the discourse on Covid-19.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair Romance Languages and General Linguistics > Chair Romance Languages and General Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martina Drescher
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 440 French and related languages
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2024 09:26
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2024 09:26