These submicroscopic infectious agents have a bone to pick!

In the viral world these days, it’s all about Covid-19!

This RNA-filled cutie is most definitely making a splash with its orange dot membrance proteins offset by its edgy red spike glycoproteins.

Now that’s a look to die for!

But not everyone is digging this it-virus. In fact, some submicroscopic infectious agents say Covid-19 has been hogging the spotlight for far too long.

Here at VirusBeatz we give you the exclusive lowdown on who’s talking trash and spreading replication rumors!

SARS made ’em wear it first

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Novel Coronavirus?

I think not!

Long before Covid-19 started its jet-set…


The bad news?

Personal blogs are totally and completely out.

In 2010, when personal blogs were having their moment, monster blogs like Happy Harpy Hedwig had a major following. All Hedwig had to do was pose in various hats gleaned from her many victims, post the pictures on her blog and write, “Tuesday hat day! It’s so hard to choose, but I think I like the second one best. Which one is your favorite?” Within a hour her post would have tons of comments and at least a dozen shares.

But those days are over, the era of the personal…


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Like bed bugs, Beezlebub is back.

Exorcists believed they had seen the last of the Beezlebub possessions in the late medieval period. However, in 2016, the dark one overtook the body and soul of a middle-aged man in Peoria, Illinois and has since been popping up in people all over the country, particularly in rural areas of the country.

The main symptoms for a Beezlebub possession are as follows:

-Overnight appearance of scaly wings in the middle of your back

-Sudden craving for the flesh of newborn infants and/or animals with unusually large eyes

-A stubby tail above your buttocks…


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I am Francis and I am two years old. I am writing this post because I am hearing that some big boys and girls do not want to wear a diaper on their face (they call this a face mask). They do not want to wear this because it “impinges on their freedum.”

Big boys and girls, I feel your pain!

No one should ever have to do anything that impinges on their freedum, believe me, I know. My freedum is impinged on all the time!

I will now count the ways my freedum is impinged on with my fingers…


A baking blog, yes!

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In these uncertain times of pestilence and social isolation there is one thing people all around the world are doing more than ever before–stuffing their faces with bread and baked goods!

The good news?

Since bakeries are going out of business right and left, and people are stuck at home anyway, they’ve started baking themselves.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

Now is the time to hop on the gravy train, no pun intended, and start a successful baking blog!

If people want to bake cupcakes and then eat them one by one while having…


Congratulations! While most people are fretting about complete economic collapse and the pending apocalypse, not to mention when little Tommy will finally go back to school–gin is no longer helping!–you decided to up and move to a brand new spanking town.

That took guts!

The problem? Getting to know your new town isn’t easy when the entire world is smack dab in the middle of a pandemic.

But not to worry! Here are our tips for getting to know your new town and make lots of great new friends in the process!

Ask the pizza guy

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No doubt about it, pizza delivers are essential…


I always think it’s funny when foreign words sneak into a language that just aren’t used quite right. English isn’t immune to this either. We use the German word angst to describe a “feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.”, or to describe me when I was an emo goth, writing bad poetry about death and feeling bad all the time, unless I was going for a stroll in a graveyard (i.e. angsty poet girl).

But in German, the word really just means fear.

Ok…


First off, this post is not about creative writing MFAs, yay or nay.

My guess? Some creative writing MFA programs are probably wonderful, with supportive classmates and professors and the perfect environment where young (or not so young) writers make amazing progress on their craft and start finding their voice. Some are probably horrible, with lots of backstabbing, in-crowd cliques who love nothing more than to rip the writing of other students to shreds and/or vain, narcissitic professors who demand adoration, mimicry and absolute devotion–or else. Most programs are probably somewhere in between.

One thing I will say: You shouldn’t…


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Look, I get it. Wearing a face mask isn’t very comfortable, especially now that we’ve hit summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Feeling your own hot breath condensing on your skin and having an extra piece of cloth anywhere? Not fun.

Still, seeing people without masks on in enclosed places is, well, shocking to say the least. In Berlin right now, masks are required if you want to go into a shop or ride public transportation. You don’t need to wear a mask in a restaurant, but your server does (although sometimes they don’t).

Starting from June 27, you can be…


So here’s the thing: I’m an American who has lived in Berlin for over twenty years and I also speak fluent German (no, this is not a given). However, after all this time, I still have a fat American accent.

Although admittedly this does at least partly have to do with laziness (pronunciation drills are not really fun, believe it or not…), it’s also by choice. I’ve lived her forever and am now even a dual US-German citizen, but I still will never stop being an American. …

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I like to write about stuff and laugh whilst crying inside. For more about me and my writing, check out rebeccahdean.com

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