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First Came the Sickness, Then Came the Fame

For a random few, posts about their coronavirus experiences on social media have taken on a viral life of their own

A photo illustration of a Twitter bird getting its temperature checked by a thermometer (held by a human hand).
Photo illustration; Image source: Michael H/Getty Images

JJustin Wilhite always wanted to be famous, and after his second trip to the ER on March 16 he got his wish. “I have it. Don’t sleep on this thing people,” he tweeted. “I’m a very healthy Type 1…

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Luke Winkie

Luke Winkie

writer and reporter - Red Bull, Sports Illustrated, PC Gamer, Vice, Rolling Stone, Daily Dot, Gawker Media, Buzzfeed, Verge etc - winkluke at gmail