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I completely agree! It was shocking for me to have found myself relating so much to Poe’s story, with social media exposing so many people to their lack of social distancing. You used wonderful wording to describe this phenomena: that people are not fully grasping the extent of the severity of this COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, people choose to call it exaggerated and act as if they are invincible to such disease. In contrast however, I think it is important to note the great affect that media coverage has on society. While such precautions are completely necessary and greatly important, I can’t help but disagree with the way in which media coverage is instilling such panic and frenzy in the public. While fear is okay, I have found fake news to have played a major effect in the actions of society, rather than precautions taken on scientific facts about the virus from professionals.