Arundhati Roy: 'The pandemic is a portal' | Free to read

Who can use the term "gone viral" now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more - a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag of vegetables - without imagining it swarming with those unseeable, undead, unliving blobs dotted with suction pads waiting to fasten themselves on to our lungs?

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