Sometimes brutal truths come in surprising packages.

An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans” has a simple message if you’re smart enough to hear it.

We’re interrupting this broadcast, this endless cacophony of division and distractions, to bring you the latest update: We’re not OK.

Written by Kristin Flyntz and produced by Darinka Montico, “A Letter from the Virus” carries a necessary bleak-and-urgent message that everyone needs to hear. Now.

It is hard to listen when you are so busy all the time, hustling to uphold the comforts and conveniences that scaffold your lives.

As you’re practicing social-distancing and self-quarantine now’s the perfect time to be pondering your everyday actions that affect the planet. Take three minutes and watch. Meantime, support Films for Action right here. 🌎

(Writer’s note: I’ve reached out to writer Kristin Flyntz for an interview and will report back what I hear.)


Will Pollocksideways is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-wining Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.

In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.

Obsessed with good storytelling and journalistic excellence, Will uses snark, humor and reason to distill dumb shit and make it fun. He’s a seeker/maker of non-consensus news, and helps you cure crankies by finding the nut in every story.

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