A dramatic, spoken-word performance based on a detailed examination of the text of more than 1.7 million tweets concerning coronavirus and covid that were sent during the hours surrounding the president's declaration of emergency on March 13, 2020 including the transcript of the remarks made at the Rose Garden press conference. The researcher used the Twitter JSON API to retrieve all of the tweets containing the search terms "covid" and "corona" occurring during the timeframe. A text analysis was performed to identify the most frequently occurring n-grams present in the corpus of tweets. Thematic analysis and sentiment analysis were used to categorize the tweets. The transcript of the Rose Garden press conference remarks was separately analyzed using the same techniques.

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