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“Please write any dreams you have had related to the Funny Cat There’s A Good Chance The Thoughts In My Head Will Exit My Mouth Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You T-shirt and I love this COVID-19 coronavirus?” In three and a half weeks, she’s received over 1,800 responses. While the study, and her analysis, are just beginning, they already paint an early picture of the virus’s visceral effect on our collective dreamscape. “I was with my mother. I had gone for a Coronavirus test in a hospital. It was positive. My mother told me that if I got the virus she would get it too,” reads one entry. “They were measuring the percent of virus that people have in the body. At one moment, they gave me a lethal injection, for me to die.” Those overt virus visions, Barrett, says, are the most typical COVID-era dream she’s seen.