As we close this volume, life under the pandemic has foregrounded various coping mechanisms that include individual and collective efforts to remember or forget pain. How each community experiences those events and emotions vary greatly.
Betty Campbell’s statue, which will be proudly located in the centre of Cardiff.
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This is a reference to an interview given by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, when he suggested that there were various theories that needed to be seriously considered. One of them was that people should be prepared to accept that the virus must be allowed to spread (‘herd immunity’), and that the population would simply ‘get it over and done with’ or ‘take it on the chin’ (Vaughan 2020).
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Otele, O., Gandolfo, L., Galai, Y. (2021). Afterword: Mourning, Memorialising, and Absence in the Covid-19 Era. In: Otele, O., Gandolfo, L., Galai, Y. (eds) Post-Conflict Memorialization. Memory Politics and Transitional Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54887-2_12
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