The Brief: #MyCovidStory is a trending hashtag that allows for social media users specifically on Twitter and Instagram to share their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
#MyCovidStory is creating Twitter into an open forum where people share their thoughts and experiences alongside the coronavirus outbreak. Now, this hashtag is trending on Twitter and Instagram as people around the world empathize with each other over their circumstances of misfortune and utter isolation. The first person to influence others to use this hashtag is President of the Writers Guild of America, Beau Willimon:
Please share your experiences with us. Use #MyCovidStory so we can share together. Your story about the front lines, being sick, how work has changed, or just what your daily life at home is like in this new environment. Video, photo, or text. Encourage others to do the same.
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 23, 2020
Ranging from humorous remarks to the fearful reality that many people live in paranoia and anxiety over the high-risks that arose when the global pandemic first began. Many people are searching for quick solutions that would help ease the battle between medical professionals and the coronavirus while others are trying to figure out their next plans when it comes to financial stability.
#MyCovidStory Was feeling useless. Had a lot of time on my hands. Health Care Workers were running out of masks. I started making masks. First batch delivered to a local hospital for use in E.R. and Radiology. Not useless anymore. pic.twitter.com/TCyJiAld6o
— Judy Taya's Official Account (@Judy_Taya) March 24, 2020
If you have asthma or compromised breathing and you're worried about what getting COVID-19 might look like in your situation, I have detailed my experiences here and I am doing regular updates. #MyCovidStory https://t.co/kWJCtF8DIH
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) March 24, 2020
This is why we’re up early every morning. We are reaching so many students by delivering meals in the community. ❤️@SSD200 #KidsDeserveIt #PKVProud #MyCovidStory pic.twitter.com/iNYPqj345h
— Miss Smith (@crayolasandcows) March 24, 2020
Body spasms everywhere for over a week now. Could barely breathe. My throat & chest are sore from coughing. I had lost my apatite, mental clarity gone, anxiety 1,000%. Still sick but eating again & feeling semi normal mentally. Struggling to digest food.#MyCovidStory
— Crystal Lynn (@crystal_witchtw) March 24, 2020
#MyCovidStory i work in a gas station, and am just grateful to have a job-but when you get bored and come in to buy a scratch ticket cuz you get tired of your house you are putting us all at risk. stay the fuck home! p.s. i hate your toilet paper jokes.
— carolina nulatienpo (@cnulatienpo) March 24, 2020
My longtime job put me at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and I share living space with a person who is at high risk of death if they get it. I had to choose between risking financial ruin and risking human life. I chose to risk financial ruin. #MyCovidStory
— ᴘᴇʀᴄʏ ʜᴀᴠᴏᴋ (@PercyHavok) March 24, 2020
If everyone just sat completely still exactly where they're at right now and didn't move for fourteen days straight, the virus would die and this would all be over. So, let's do that. #COVID19 #MyCovidStory
— Ross Wilcox (@rossofthewilcox) March 24, 2020
As a small business owner living week to week, I feel lazy, hopeless & useless being closed.
As a HUMAN however, it's better for everyone to stay AWAY from exposure.
My father in law is dying in the hospital, alone because of COVID-19 Don't Rush to #ReopenAmerica#MyCovidStory
— WhippetRun (@WhippetRun) March 24, 2020
My father was admitted into the hospital about 3-4 days ago due to his symptoms being very dangerous for his age (elderly). His Covid-19 test results still arn't back and I can't even visit him.
I love my father and I am terrified, take this virus seriously #MyCovidStory
— Pluviophile (@PluviophileLive) March 24, 2020
My mom was sent home from work on Tuesday for being exposed to Coronavirus. She was exposed on Thursday. It took 5 days for her workplace to let her know that she was exposed and did not test her. No symptoms yet. Still social distancing. #MyCOVIDStory
— Alina (@zayedkhans) March 24, 2020
#MyCovidStory I’m the sole lease holder of a 4BR NYC apartment. Every roommate lost their job, including me. One just found out she was exposed at work. Lost my sense of smell. Can’t get tested because my symptoms aren’t severe. Want to leave NYC but can’t if I’m carrying.
— collette mclafferty (@ediblered) March 24, 2020
Dropping off groceries at my mom’s doorstep then stepping back a few feet so we can chat for just a minute. Feeling sad our April vacation is canceled; she was looking forward to it for months and is convinced she won’t be alive for it next year. #MyCovidStory
— Rebeca Mojica (@RebecaMojica) March 24, 2020