Stephen King Says: Stop Comparing Coronavirus To ‘The Stand’

Stephen King Says: Stop Comparing Coronavirus To ‘The Stand’

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The Stand is a post-apocalyptic novel by Stephen King. In this novel, a virus wipes out almost all of humanity, which is (thankfully) far from what we are dealing with at the moment. King took to Twitter last Sunday to affirm that the coronavirus pandemic is NOT like The Stand. He states, “No, the coronavirus is NOT like THE STAND. It’s not anywhere near as serious. It’s eminently survivable. Keep calm and take all reasonable precautions.” From that tweet, you can tell that King has had ENOUGH. No, coronavirus is NOT like THE STAND. It’s not anywhere near as serious. …

‘Pandemic,’ A Viral Poem About Coronavirus

‘Pandemic,’ A Viral Poem About Coronavirus

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Given our confinement during this pandemic, we are left to either let our minds rot or put it to use and be creative. Lynn Ungar, a poet from Castro Valley, California, found a way to express herself amidst all of this. ‘Pandemic’ is a short poem about Coronavirus. As Ungar puts it, it is “a viral poem about a virus, that’s funny in a twisted kind of way.” Her reasoning behind this poem was taken from the idea of social distancing. She reflects on the question: how do we socially distance ourselves to prevent the spread of this virus, without …

How Many Books Will You Need?

How Many Books Will You Need?

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