Enter the Age of the Vaccine Selfie

Policies, Society

Enter the Age of the Vaccine Selfie

From topless politicians to designers, it’s a thing. And it’s part of a longer tradition than you might expect.

Someday, when the history of the pandemic is written, it may be a narrative told partly in images: the despair of crowded hospitals and body bags, the fear and isolation of the masks. And then the balm of a smiling individual, one sleeve rolled up practically to the collarbone, with a medical worker poised to jab a needle into their upper arm. Log in to any social platform, and the picture — not to mention The Pose — is almost impossible to miss.

The vaccine selfie has gone viral.

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