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  • Collection: Battling the Virus: Didactic Imagery

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Stenciled writing on a concrete post reading "África não é laboratório" and "lave as mãos." ("Africa is not a testing lab" and "wash your hands")

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A gray shark wearing a medical mask spray-painted on a wall. Text to the right of the shark reads ‘DISOBEY’.

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Street art paste up of West Village Oulaws (mugshot) with masks covering their mouths

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Picture of a boy in a black shirt with a smiley face bandanna covering his face.

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This appears to have started as a street art piece depicting a medical professional aiming a vaccine syringe at the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. It was subsequently subject to graffiti, some of which has been buffed out. The word "SURVIVAL" is…

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A man in full hazmat gear, including rubber suit and gas mask, holds up a beer with the title Cheers behind him. This painting is a humorous reference to the similarities between Corona beer and the coronavirus in terms of the name. This also…

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Image shows a nurse giving the middle finger / standing up to a screaming corona virus.

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Image of a medical paper face mask burning at one end, against a black background.

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On a plywood background is a wheatpasted image of a skeleton dressed in a 1950's style blue polka dot kitchen apron. The skeleton is holding a platter of food with a turkey that is actually a coronavirus, surrounded by vegetables. Above the skeleton…

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A wheatpaste image of a person in a green, full body, personal protective suit, including gloves, boots, and helmet. The face inside the helmet is an artistically distorted face. Next to the image is spray painted text which reads "Hug Life."

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On a black wall, a woman with an artistically distorted face raises a fist in the air next to spray painted text which reads "PUT A MASK ON FUCKERS." Her other hand is holding a frying pan, as a threat. The woman appears to be older and is wearing a…

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This image depicts a soldier holding and aiming a vaccination syringe in place of a grenade launcher. The word "Aguja" is written above the image, which means "needle" in Spanish.

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This is a powerful image of a priest kneeling and confessing to a masked healthcare worker. This image bears the hashtag #fearandsalvation

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This image shows the phrase "FUCK CORONA" spray-painted on the side of a building that appears to be in an empty lot.

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Mural Completed by the Group 'Imprint of Hope'
https://www.facebook.com/imprintofhope1/photos/3554372701276620

More about them here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38768092

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Graffiti warns about COVID-19 in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya in May 2020.

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COVID-19 QRF featuring Meeko raccoon from the movie Pocahontas
32nd Hospital Center- Southwest Asia 2020
Note that raccoon is nearly an anagram for corona and the creatures wear masks and wash their hands.

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Graffiti of Batman holding a thermometer gun in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Text in black spray paint reads “quedate en casa”, which translates to “stay at home.”

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A stencil of a wide-eyed child wearing a face masks. Red hearts appear at the cheeks. Text reads "Stay Safe Toronto."

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A stencil posted on a utility box reading. "JOGGERS /Protect your fellow humans/ wear a fuckin' mask"
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