Why are so many of you writing about coronavirus?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago

    It seems a bit much, or maybe I am insensitive. The competition is fierce. I go to the CDC site if I need accurate information. Why are so many of us writing about the virus?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Because it's pretty much all most people can think about these days sadly.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes. People are thinking about it. But, the need to write about it when there are experts and doctors to compete against, who have more authority.

  2. Rachelle Williams profile image90
    Rachelle Williamsposted 3 years ago

    I imagine they are doing so to raise their views. I wouldn't write about it, because I don't want to give out any incorrect information, I'll leave something so important to the experts.

  3. Doneta Wrate profile image82
    Doneta Wrateposted 3 years ago

    I hear all i want on the news.  when i write about something i reaaly concentrate on it.  it would depress me to concentrate that much on coronavirus.

  4. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 3 years ago

    I'm with Kenna and Rachelle. What could I possibly add of value to the blanket coverage? Nothing.

    This morning I got a bit snippy with someone who had posted an offering (it could not by any stretch be called an article) under a title that referenced the "Coronary Virus." The "writer" seems to have vanished.

    Leave it to the scientists who know what they are talking about.

  5. Glenis Rix profile image95
    Glenis Rixposted 3 years ago

    I feel overwhelmed by the amount of information that is broadcast every day by experts - virologists, immunologists, doctors, politicians, current affairs programmes. It’s depressing and I have severely restricted my viewing/reading on the subject. Why on earth would anyone want to read anything over and above what the experts say? I’m spending my time tending my garden.

  6. blessedp profile image80
    blessedpposted 3 years ago

    It's the talk of the time. So everyone wants to have an input on what is going on. I'm like @Glenis Rix, focusing on my garden. I am trusting God that this too shall pass. I choose not to overload my head with Covid-19. I just sanitize and protect myself and others if I have to go to the grocery. Staying at home is the best thing to do, and hubbing.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's the talk on social media and general media. In my town, we don't talk about we go about doing what we have to do and go home. I agree with Glenis. I am tired of it and do something else besides reading about or talking about it.  I'd never write about it.

  7. Eurofile profile image96
    Eurofileposted 3 years ago

    I'm not and I don't intend to, as I have nothing new to add to the subject. I'm plodding on writing travel articles in the hope that the industry will one day recover.
    I usually take in quite a lot of news during the day, but I have limited it recently, as there's only so much I can process about COVID-19. I prefer to spend the time phoning friends and maintaining contact with others.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I stay in contact with friends and work on projects around the house. Though, I have always worked a home. There is no difference in my daily schedule. I just can't go anywhere to socialize with friends and do group sports.

  8. k@ri profile image88
    k@riposted 3 years ago

    I wrote about a study published in March that said deep breathing and breathing exercises could help increase lung capacity and help fight the coronavirus.  I thought it was important.  I had not seen any other articles with this information. I will write about helpful things and positive things.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      K@ri, Great idea. Then, you can edit them later for other uses, not just the COVID-19

  9. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I don't write about any subject where I am in competition with the main stream media. To do so is just wasting one's time.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      But, what if you did a better job at writing about than others?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image59
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That's the problem, Google would still adamantly ignore it. That's the way the Google algo works and there is not a thing we can do about it.

  10. skydancer profile image92
    skydancerposted 3 years ago

    I personally don't intend to write about COVID-19. I joined HubPages strictly to write about my passions and interests and want to keep it that way. I generally stay away from anything that could spark a heated political debate, etc. because I am just not into that.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Skydancer, I took a look at your profile, and the topics are not controversial, though interesting.

  11. Amir Mohammad Amir profile image60
    Amir Mohammad Amirposted 3 years ago

    Because it is the main issue of the period.everone must know about it

  12. abwilliams profile image64
    abwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    I can't speak for the reasons why so many have written on this subject.
    My initial article was written in humor, not to make light of a very serious matter, but to discourage runs on toilet paper (no pun intended) and to point out knuckleheads who never seem to be thinking about others.
    The other article came out of a frustration with a political party and a media which undermines this President every step of the way. They can't let up for a single second, as they contribute absolutely nothing to putting this thing to bed, so that we may go on living as free men and women.
    I don't claim to be an expert at anything, I write when I am moved to write. smile

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand venting one's frustrations. I agree Human Rights are jeopardized, right now.

  13. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 3 years ago

    All the articles I've seen seem to suggest that their authors are merely intent on jumping on a bandwagon and hoping to make some money out of it. None are qualified to give out such information. Hopefully, HP is weeding them out as soon as they are published.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I see that too. The problem is the ones doing it don't know how to write a well-researched article.

  14. Kyler J Falk profile image91
    Kyler J Falkposted 3 years ago

    The same reason anyone writes about anything, because we can, will, and want to write about whatever we see relevant regardless of what others think. Many of us have been forced into rough times due to these serious events, and many use writing to cope with their newfound situations.

    I think at this point if it were a real issue, rather than something to whine about on the forums, HubPages would actually do something about the influx. I'm learning quite quickly that HubPages values most of its writers, even those who seem bitter, unskilled, and/or regressive.

    Everyone should continue writing what they wish to write, if not for the love of writing, then just because you had the urge to write it!

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Kyle, Yes. Everyone should write what they wish.  I was only curious why others write about something that has fierce competition and is not evergreen.


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