2020, issue 45, Victor Roudometof: ‘Coronapocalypse: make sure you cite me when you use that word’, wrote Jeffrey Hass (University of Richmond, VA) on his Facebook page. Duly noted. The visual images of empty squares and deserted streets from various capitals have already served as the subject of a photo essay in The New York Times. It feels somewhat anti-climactic. Thanks to an impressive array of post-apocalyptic images there is hardly an element of surprise. Life imitating art does not cause a stir.