Corona: The Virality of the Meme

commusings Apr 11, 2020

Is COVID 19, the meme, more replicative than COVID 19, the virus? 

The very idea of COVID-19 has precipitated an unprecedented shift in global behavior: quarantines, cessation of travel, remote work, personal hygiene, a return to the local, more cooking, less driving, more family time. 

It’s not like the world wasn’t already suffering from a variety of large-scale "dis-eases”: global warming, homelessness, famine AND obesity, cancer, diabetes, drugs, anxiety and loneliness. Government obfuscates. Nothing much changes.

It’s different this time. Why? What is it about COVID-19 that has broken the dam?


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