Are we in the midst of a zombie pandemic?

What does it mean to be alive? How do I know is something is living or not? These are deceptively simple questions. Although we start learning to differentiate what is (or isn't alive) from an early age, it isn't always straightforward. Although some things like trees are clearly alive and some things like rocks are clearly not--cars are not alive and yet meet 3/5 criteria for life. Viruses, like COVID19, are even trickier to classify as living or not. So is the #COVID19 pand