In the last week, the world passed a cruel milestone: more than 1 million people have now tested positive for the corona virus. Countless others are undetected or undiagnosed. As a record 6.6 million people reporting unemployment in the United States, a sign of the destruction caused by the pandemic beyond the disease, you may be wondering how bad things will get. The answer could be worryingly "really bad", especially since Americans have not stayed at home as they were told. Good work, everyone. Still. At least Dolly Parton is still the best.
Coronavirus has begun influencing celebrities in ways that go beyond canceling events or capturing Tom Hanks in Australia. (He's back now, by the way.) British comedian Eddie Large died of complications related to Covid-1
It all goes on, it feels almost grumpy to ask what people are talking about. You are, of course, talking about corona virus. That doesn't mean there were no other conversation topics online, but there was much less talk about Lindsay Lohan's musical comeback or the huge cocktails of the Barefoot Contessa than you might expect. What were people talking about this week? Well, that.
I'm not saying that a month can be haunted, but let's estimate that it is no longer March, agreed?
What Happened: Take a minute and appreciate this small but important, fact: March is over.
What really happened : Let's start with good news. Just look at the calendar: it's April. It's really. We did it, even though March felt like one of the longest months in the recent memory. As it neared its end, many couldn't really believe that it could really happen.
The increasingly popular meme quickly spread on an internet that was impatient for an increasingly crappy month and already ended . Things got a little complicated by the fact that March was actually longer than expected, thanks to the last day everyone forgets each year. (Well, except for those with birthdays on March 31, probably.)
Indeed March – a month in which basically everything, including life as we knew it, was canceled in response to a global pandemic that everything decimated, including the economy – felt so cursed and immortal that some really couldn't bring themselves to believe that it could actually end. After all, we've all seen these horror films in which the villain appears to be dead before making an "unexpected" comeback, right?
But now we are in a new month and everything will be … better?
… Damn it.