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  • Collection: Battling the Virus: Didactic Imagery

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A blue cat with five eyes and horns is joined by three ghosts. Text reads "Hey all U cool cats and kitten. Wash UR paws."

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A stencil with black paint depicting an fist of power, holding a soap pump. Accompanied by the bold text 'Don't be revolting, wash your hands'.

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A wheatpaste image of a young boy dressed in early 20th century clothing (possibly a reference to 1918 flu pandemic). He wears a face mask. Stenciled text reads "SPREAD NO VIRUS"

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A note of celebration to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reminding the public to wash their hands to the tune of Happy Birthday.

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"Artistic representation of a trend that pissed off a generation forced to look at itself." -Jilly Ballistic. The drawing of the cleaning product is titled "boomer remover." This represents a sanitizing of society through COVID-19.

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A pair of praying hands that is lightly bounded with a string. This string is connected to a bar of soap and there are bubbles around the hands.

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Panel-by-panel demo on how to wash hands. The left image show a pair of hands under running water. The center image shows a purple pair of hands rubbing together with soap bubbles around them. The right image shows pink hand using a towel to dry off.

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On the left side of the panel, a caricature of a man with a mullet and backwards trucker's cap coughs, expelling large red viruses. There is a great deal of text in this panel, reading "COVID 19 "Tha Virus" Pandemic that infects the entire world ca't…

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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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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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Vibrant image of Selena wearing a face mask that reads "Homie: STAY HOME!"

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

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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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Didactic murals that explain, in clear visual language, the importance of hand washing and face masks in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

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A yellow cartoon boy wearing a black and white striped shirt and a face mask attacks the coronavirus by with a hypodermic needle/ray gun. Text (in red) reads Kill Th' Mo' Fo' Covid 19!

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A giant anthropomorphic virus with an ominous grin holds the limp bodies of its victims in its hands. Text in Arabic reads "the Corona that dislike sickens you," and in English "tak[e] it seriously"

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A large wall mural showing close-up images of faces wearing face masks. Text reading "stay at home" is written on the masks in different scripts.
Statement from the artist: "It is of Sudanese people from different tribes, saying "Stay at home" in…

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

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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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