Check out this audio slideshow of posters collated by Dr Laragh Gollogly from the World Health Organisation… I really MUST get around to submitting the article that I wrote on Venereal Disease posters… I wrote it in 2004, so it needs a bit of updating…
‘Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Trap them in your handkerchief!’ This slogan from a 1942 British government poster was aimed at reducing absenteeism from serious war work, but it caught on, and encouraged more hygienic habits in the population as a whole. No surprise then, to find it revived to combat the latest threats from […]
April 2009 (also see October 2009, and a commentary) 1945
Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases was of course a classic Second World War phrase, which has continued to be used in government propaganda (or should be say publicity?!) since. Noticed this one on the wall earlier this week, note, no reference to swine flu, which has certainly had extra visitors searching for the phrase!
Swine Flu The world is gripped by the fear of Swine Flu, as the World Health Organisation upgrades the current level of pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5. This does need to be kept in perspective as it is an unfortunate fact that thousands die every year from bog standard flu, and the current […]