Miss Rona

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Miss Rona

  1. (slang) Personification of COVID-19, sometimes as a villain.
    • 2020 March 3, Holly G, “Take bezos miss Rona!”, in Twitter[1], retrieved 5 March 2022:
    • 2020 March 19, @nessarayn01, “I’m up in the midlands where miss Rona can’t touch me […]”, in Twitter[2]; quoted in Antonio Lillo, “COVID-19, the Beer Flu; or, The Disease of Many Names”, Lebende Sprachen, volume 65, issue 2, 2020, DOI:10.1515/les-2020-0021, →ISSN, page 418.
    • 2020 October 17, “Need to Renew (Foreign) Passport at a Consulate in NYC – Questions About Miss Rona?”, in Reddit[3]; quoted in Daisy Massey, Chenxi Huang, Yuan Lu, Alina Cohen, Yahel Oren, Tali Moed, Pini Matzner, et al., “Engagement with COVID-19 Public Health Measures in the United States: A Cross-sectional Social Media Analysis from June to November 2020”, in Journal of Internet Medical Research, volume 23, issue 6, article e26655, June 2021, DOI:10.2196/26655, →ISSN, appendix 1.
    • 2021 October, Bharat Mehra, “Libraries Reclaiming ‘Social Justice Warriors’ During ‘Miss Rona’s’ Global Pandemic Crises”, in The Library Quarterly, volume 91, number 4, →DOI, →ISSN, page 386:
      In the United States, the development of a “new reality” since Miss Rona’s coming of age and its social, cultural, economic, and political legacies of trauma were accelerated (and problematized) during former president Donald Trump’s regime (2016–2020; Howard and Utton 2020).



  • Estabraq Rasheed Ibrahim, Suzanne Abdul-hady Kadhim, Hussain Hameed Mayuuf, and Haneen A. Haleem (2020), “A Sociolinguistic Approach to Linguistic Changes Since the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak”, in Multicultural Education, volume 6, issue 4, →DOI, page 127.