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That Time You Got Sick This Winter Was Probably Not the Coronavirus

People are playing a dangerous game online by speculating they had the coronavirus

Photo: Ernesto Benavides/Getty Images

IIt’s becoming a ubiquitous social media post, the one in which the writer surmises they had Covid-19 before the world even knew about it. “Do you remember how sick everyone was during the holidays?” a Twitter user…

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Eve Fairbanks

Eve Fairbanks

Eve Fairbanks’s essays appear in The Guardian Long Reads, The Washington Post, and other outlets. She is at work on a book about South Africa.