Fantasy Becomes Reality Monday

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It has been four decades since Stephen King wrote The Stand, his acclaimed novel about a deadly influenza pandemic wiping out most of human civilization.

So the bestselling contemporary horror novelist has difficulty understanding why authorities did not see the coronavirus crisis coming, or take the necessary precautionary steps.

“Just in the last three or four weeks people are saying to me, ‘We are living in a Stephen King world,’ and boy, all I can say is I wish we weren’t,” King, who has sold an estimated 350m books worldwide, told CNN.

“This has been waiting in the wings for a long, long time. I wrote The Stand about a pandemic that wipes out most of the human race, and thank God this one isn’t that bad, but I wrote that in 1979 and ever since then this has just been waiting to happen.

“The fact that nobody really seemed prepared still mystifies me.”

Richard Luscomb @ THE GUARDIAN

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12 Responses to Fantasy Becomes Reality Monday

  1. Micki says:

    Hmmmm…I’m suspicious…why the delay?

    Late yesterday…there were two medical professionals and two residents of another “skilled nursing facility” who tested positive….I put quotes there, because SNF is a misnomer in many cases…many of those places are hellholes….

    Now, this was just posted at The Bellingham Herald digital site:

    The Whatcom County Health Department reported there will be a delay in the number of positive COVID-19 tests and deaths on Monday.

    A release said results from the Washington State Disease Reporting System have not fully been updated, and for that reason they will not be updating the case count on Monday, March 30.

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  2. David B Benson says:

    Up to the Hillside Cafe in the definite rain. Just 6 pedestrians, 3 of them employees, only one going for lunch, but also 5 busses.

    Day 2: 32+31=63 minutes.

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  3. David B Benson says:

    Washington state finally updated to record 354 new cases. Incidentally, 2 of those are in Whitman County and like the others in the county just staying at home.

    So Washington state remains low, but the infection still is spreading.

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  4. Den says:

    Girl wallops guy with a snowball (actually missed):

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  5. David B Benson says:

    http://www.healthdata.org/covid/updates

    For those who swim in the know.

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