An Open Letter From a Coronavirus Optimist

I know my glass-half-full attitude can be annoying, but panic isn’t the only way to respond

Kelli María Korducki
Forge
Published in
4 min readMar 12, 2020

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A view of empty shelves as toilet roll is almost sold out in a supermarket.
Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Images/Getty Images

LLook, if anyone knows how annoying I am, it’s definitely me: the woman who has never once purchased Purell. Who has never deigned to open the bathroom door with her soggy paper towel. Whose home medical supply remains limited to treatments…

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Kelli María Korducki
Forge
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