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Why Coronavirus Makes Us Want to Watch Disaster Movies

You would think people would be looking for escapism. Instead, they’re turning to entertainment to see a reflection of their worst fears.

A scene from the series ‘Chernobyl.’ Photo: Liam Daniel/HBO

TThe first sign of how the coronavirus would upend our lives wasn’t the NBA’s suspension of its season. It wasn’t Tom Hanks getting diagnosed or…

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