EVALUATING CORONAVİRUS (COVID-19) WITH THE PLAGUE NOVEL
KORANAVİRÜSÜ (COVİD-19) VEBA ROMANIYLA DEĞERLENDİRMEK

Author : Abdullah DURAKOĞLU - Hamit COŞKUN
Number of pages : 120-129

Abstract

Today, especially Western societies are going through an intense struggle with the coronavirus beginning from Wuhan, China, and spreading all over the world. When the epidemic started, especially Western leaders claimed that this was exaggerated, that it was a temporary illness, and that it would end soon, so they remained far from the reality of death. The same situation is interestingly similar to what happened in Albert Camus' novel "Plague" even if the place and the date are different. The plague epidemic in the novel of French philosopher Albert Camus started in the port city of Algeria, Oran. As with this plague epidemic, in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in China, some experts living in other countries thought that more poor people would be affected by this disease, and claimed that this epidemic could not be controlled, especially in countries with a fragile health system. In both the novel and the coronavirus, people think the outbreak is temporary. In both epidemics, the use of communication devices has increased and the epidemic has accelerated people's transition to a new life cycle. In this study, the similarities and minor differences in psychosocial events from the beginning of the epidemic to the end are discussed.

Keywords

Plague, coronavirus, psychosocial events.

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