1. If you haven’t read Patricia Lockwood’s essay about surviving the rona, do it. It’s equal parts hilarious and terrifying (she was never hospitalized but had delusions): Insane After Coronavirus.
My mind had moved a few inches to the left of its usual place, and I developed what I realised later were actual paranoid delusions. ‘Jason’s cough is fake,’ I secretly texted a friend from the bathtub, where I couldn’t be monitored. ‘I … don’t think his cough is fake,’ she responded, with the gentle tact of the healthy. ‘Oh it is very, very fake,’ I countered, and then further asserted the claim that he had something called Man Corona.