Coronavirus cartoons fail to warn us how ravaging the virus can be

What you need to know:

  • The smiley face of the coronavirus is seen as the third element of the political cartoon.
  • The cartoons published on Wednesday and Thursday last week seem to popularise the myth that Africans do not contract the virus.

Political cartoonists have portrayed the catastrophic coronavirus pandemic as if it’s a sideshow for other seemingly more important and disruptive issues — a subordinate event. The issues have included the locust invasion, the politics of BBI and, lately, bank interest rates.


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