For the Sake of History, Keep a Coronavirus Diary

The details you notice now will be illuminating in 30 years

Sarah Begley
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6 min readMar 26, 2020

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IfIf you want to know what the Great Fire of London was like in 1666 you can look at the facts and figures — five days of burning, one-third of the city destroyed, 100,000 people homeless — or you can read Samuel Pepys’ diary:

“I [went] down to the…

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Sarah Begley
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Director at Medium working with authors and books. Formerly a staff writer and editor at Time.