and emergency CPR all changed ways of thinking about risk of death, so too did the idea of organs moving among family members, friends, or even strangers open up social and familial obligations to being expressed via emerging medical-technical means.” (p. 166)
Using this quote as a point of entry, write about 2-3 pages (double-spaced) about how the practice of medicine in the US has “opened up” new ways of living in a world imbued with social, cultural and political meanings and values. You can use any examples and materials you want (either covered in class or not). Make sure you quote your sources.
Choose a picture that best illustrates for you the social and/or cultural and/or political significance of the Covid-19 public health crisis. It can be a picture taken by you or found somewhere else (mention the sources either way). Write a mini-essay of about 200 words, explaining why that particular image captures, in your opinion, something important about the pandemic. Give a title to your mini-essay. Be as creative as you would like. Upload the picture and the text in one document.
BOTH prompts are mandatory. Upload them on BlueLine by November 24 at 5 pm.