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: impacts on humanity. Seen as the great villain, the new coronavirus brought to society changes in lifestyle, hygiene and consumption, confinement and new ways of thinking and working as human relationships. This has generated stress on humanity because, in many ways, there is no preparation for these social changes. Exposing the health system to its greatest risk, coping with COVID-19 brought transformations in all areas, many of which had a negative impact. The objective of this study is to analyze the (co) side effects of the pandemic in a general aspect, showing positive and negative effects. However, highlighting marked changes to the environment given the time when the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere received a mandatory reduction as a result of social confinement. The methodological basis used is a systematic literature review, consulted in impact databases by the scientific community. We chose to search the Web of science, Science Direct and PubMed databases. The search keys were: pandemic, COVID-19, new coronavirus, effects of COVID-19. In addition, to analyze the presence of conceptual metaphors, opinion articles published in the world media and published on the web during a pandemic were selected. The choice of texts is based on the theme of the new coronavirus and its impacts. The theoretical bias of Lakoff (1987; 2006) is adopted to explain metaphor on the cognitive plane, as a natural process of the human mind, that is, a way of thinking. This research is characterized in qualitative, bibliographic and analysis of content. The results show that the conceptual metaphors reveal an image of COVID-19 as the «savior» of the environment for having forced man to stop as a need for carbon. It is concluded that the conceptual metaphors, being of a cognitive nature, appear in the form discourse, showing COVID-19 as agents of positive effects on the environment and business for the other areas of society.


Keywords: COVID-19. Pandemic. Conceptual metaphors. Social

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conceptual metaphors. Social effects COVID-19 pandemic


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      Renzo Jeri Levano

      Comentó el 11/12/2020 a las 01:03:06

      It's a great opportunity to attend a virtual presentation despite a modest knowledge of portugues language. Moreover, to be witness of this marvelous presentation about Covid19 and their metaphors, make me reflect and induce to ask a question about her subject. why politicians and journalist like to use war metaphors ? What do they want keep the nation united in a context of health crisis?


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        Comentó el 11/12/2020 a las 02:31:30

        Thanks for your opinion. I'm sure that in times of pandemic, like this, the world expects people to fight. So, I think politicians and journalists like to use war metaphors. Because metaphors represent reality. Metaphors explain what is abstract. The human mind uses metaphors all the time to explain concepts. Therefore, people use war metaphors to show the difficulty faced by covid-19.


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