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Shu, Shaofu. 2020. Virus Stigmatization: Metaphor, Consciousness Manipulation and Response. Frontiers 22 : 92–99. 8 pp.
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The stigmatization of and metaphorical thinking on COVID-19 are a kind of consciousness manipulation. With stigmatizing, the consciousness is manipulated by creating paradigms, controlling emotions and colluding with media. And the stigmatizer can not only find scapegoats and transfer responsibility, but also defame China's national image and update the "China Threat Theory". Therefore, the consciousness manipulation through COVID-19 should be strongly exposed, criticized and resisted, bringing COVID-19 back to its original feature as a disease.