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News Making, COVID 19 Pandemic: A Radical Analysis on Risk on Waste Management

Raffaele Federici*

Journal Title: Open Access Journal of Waste Management & Xenobiotics
Abstract


The COVID 19 outbreak has triggered a global emergency. The corona virus crisis has led to a radical change in the space-time of everyday life. Workplaces and public spaces have been closed. The physical and social differentiation of the spaces of everyday life collapsed. Words such as lockdown, corona virus, personal protective equipment, isolation, physical distancing, spill over, zero patients, positive patient, intensive care, suppression, attenuation, have entered into the common language by configuring the language in a almost warlike terms. The logic of language always has some evidence and, in the current pandemic, the defence of human health seems to become a detailed conflict on the invasion of the virus, and in this specific semantic basin, every nuance seems to lose its meaning and everything becomes radical. In emergency times, waste management becomes, or rather, returns to be a serious and complex problem.

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