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Legal, Political and Security aspects of the Pandemic Language

Published Online: 12 Jul 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 27 (2021) - Issue 2 (June 2021)
Page range: 105 - 110
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2451-3113
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15 Dec 2015
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3 times per year
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English
Abstract

From spring onwards 2020 has been irrevocably interwoven with words such as “pandemic”, “emergency”, “crisis”, “urgent measures”, etc. The usage of the pandemic language to describe the outbreak of COVID-19 derives from the etymologies of these words. However, it could also be rooted in political motives. There are instances of how specific terms could be mobilized to support policy aims. This is the main reason why more attention should be paid to the strength of the language used and more awareness of the usage of particular terms within a political and security context. It could be considered necessary to take extraordinary “urgent” measures to save lives as a result of a global “pandemic”, but at the same time, it is vital to be careful how exactly these terms are used to justify political principles, which were in operation even before the outbreak of COVID-19.

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