Magazine April 6, 2020, Issue

March Sadness

Cameron Shaver and Callie Johnson practice social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Annapolis, Md., March 18, 2020. (Mary F. Calvert/Reuters)

Much like Molière’s Monsieur Jourdain, who was surprised to discover he had been speaking prose for 40 years, I find that I am a longtime practitioner of “social distancing.” I exaggerate only slightly when I say I have not left this sofa in the three years I have been employed by National Review. So I like my chances when it comes to the Wuhan virus. Also, my wife says I have the strongest immune system of any human being who has ever existed in the history of the world. I hereby authorize you to chuckle heartily if I am dead

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