by Tim Jia, Kaylan Fomby, Zoya Gauhar, and Sofiya Yusina

Media coverage of the pandemic, and the photos that have printed alongside reporting, vary from place to place, and the contexts from which reporters are writing from. In order to gain a broad understanding of what COVID-19 coverage looks like, specifically in relation to the vaccine and the the pandemic as a whole, we have curated a series of stories and the photos that have printed alongside these stories from 4 distinct parts of the world: Russia, Pakistan, China, and the southeastern United States. These places in particular, each hold significance to us in their own ways. As a whole, this work highlights themes of structural violence, magic bullet solutions, the effects of colonialism, and the role that media portrayal plays in our understanding of global health.

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