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The Pandemic Onscreen - How Film & TV Do Covid

As movies and shows have had to decide whether or how to portray Covid in near-real time, we’ve seen a range of approaches—

from dramatization, to integration as a daily reality, to the apocalyptic end-of-days. But many of today’s most popular films and shows have decided that what people want most is Covid escapism – a world where the pandemic never happened and never will.