For those who aren’t taking social distancing seriously, Stephen King decided to share a chapter of The Stand to show how important it is.
There are many people out there not taking social distancing seriously. And it’s hard to do that when it seems that some non-essential businesses are being classed as essential. Stephen King decided it was time to share a chapter of The Stand to show just how important social distancing is.
The Stand is currently available to purchase on Audible if you like the audiobooks or you can get it through Amazon. I’d recommend Audible right now as you’ll get it right away and there’s no need to worry about whether it’s currently in stock. Either way, you don’t need it just to listen to the chapter of the novel that King believes is most important at this time.
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It’s all about Chapter 8, which explains how the superflu in the novel spread so quickly. People not showing symptoms spread the disease among people, whether it was through touching gas pumps or handing speeding tickets to people. Those traveling through the state passed on the disease after taking their baby to an out-of-town doctor.
When you look at how easy it is to spread the disease, it’s easier to understand how important social distancing is. And while King points out that COVID-19 is not as serious as the superflu in The Stand, the importance of limiting the spread of COVID-19 is still essential. It’s still important to put others first.
King has been extremely prolific on Twitter over recent months. His novel, The Stand, has made it to both the most sold and most read Amazon books lists. This isn’t surprising as people become drawn to novels about pandemics at a time of a global crisis. And King’s writing is exceptionally detailed in a way that allows you to imagine how this superflu in the novel spreads. It’s easier to picture the spread of COVID-19.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.