The Walking Dead and Coronavirus, The Eerie Parallels
The Walking Dead and Coronavirus, it is pretty scary to look at some of the parallels between these two, and while obviously COVID-19 never got this bad, we basically got the real world equivalent of the Walking Dead in February and March of 2020. While obviously it wasn’t as bad as say the CDC episode of the Walking Dead way back in 2012, and while we aren’t running around taking people out with Swords on I-75….there are some eerie parallels between this time period of our lives, and of how the Walking Dead portrays certain things. In this blog post, I will walk through how I see some of these similarities, and will explain why I think these are the case. For more information on all things The Walking Dead and entertainment, read on or subscribe to our blog for additional details and information!
Some strange parallels that I see between The Walking Dead and the Coronavirus World of 2020 and 2021 include the below:
Distancing yourself from people
Saying “infected” a bunch of time
Businesses closing down
People worrying about Illness
The “Fighter” in people coming out during this period
People becoming stronger during difficult circumstances
People losing their way (job loss)
People being naïve in the beginning but getting stronger as time passes
And a host of other similarities, read on or subscribe to our blog for additional details and information.
The Walking Dead and Coronavirus, The Social Distancing Aspect
So, just like in the Walking Dead how they portray people being extremely alone in the show, in reality, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become more isolated than over. I would be remiss if I did not mention how the dominance hierarchy still remains in the Walking Dead, and of how it is mainly due to who you know and of what you have done for people in the past and present, much like in reality. It is interesting to see, how during the COVID 19 pandemic, those with money have fared significantly better than those without it, just like in all things.
The Walking Dead and Coronavirus, People Worrying About Infection
Just like in the show, where they are always saying “we’re all infected,” and are freaking out about disease constantly, I have never seen a time period where people have been so virus-terrified in my entire life. And with the now soaring Delta Variant hitting the streets, this far is nearly just as bad as it was a year ago. Just when it looked like we were pulling out of the pandemic, the maps are going red again with regards to the case numbers, I even just got myself a COVID test yesterday, which was thankfully negative, and offices are closing once again, spooky indeed.
Businesses Closing Down During COVID-19
Just like in the Walking Dead, how businesses were closed down and non-operational on every single street corner (obviously it didn’t get this bad where we are back to trading goods and services, and the economy is still in tact) businesses have closed down due to this virus, and things like clubs and bars are just now starting to recover. It is even very difficult to find good staff for restaurants now, because the unemployment benefits are so high that they can make more from sitting at home than they could working at their jobs. This virus has skewed our economy indeed, and it is definitely a sight to behold.
Final Thoughts on The Walking Dead and Coronavirus, And Why We Will Bounce Back!
And so, those are some of the main similarities that I see between COVID and the Walking Dead, and of why I think it is really eerie that we are seeing any similarities at all. And while obviously it never got quite as bad as in the show, it is scary indeed. We will bounce back however and will be stronger for it, of this I have no doubt! For more information on all things the Walking Dead, read on or subscribe to our blog for additional details and information.
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