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The Problem With the Coronavirus Emoji 🦠

Emoji changes how we talk about disease. We should change how we think through their design.

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SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus, or just… 🦠 ?

As the virus has spread exponentially, use of the 🦠 (“microbe”) emoji has spiked. Jeremy Burge, chief emoji officer at Emojipedia, told me that use of the 🦠 has increased…

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