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Collected Item: “The New Utopia”

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"The New Utopia" - Vox

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link

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

This Vox article by Sarah Khan is about the phenomenon of "pandemic tourism" to tropical places such as Tulum, Mexico; and Honolulu, Hawaii. According to Khan, these tourists, usually Western, seek to escape quarantine restrictions in their home countries and risk the health of foreigners by bringing COVID-19 with them.

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HSE, COVID-19, tourism, contagion, spread, negligence, Tulum, Hawaii, privilege

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https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22231939/coronavirus-travel-covid-skylar-mack-tulum

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then your name goes here.)

Sarah Khan

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2021-01-28
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