For about six months (if you count from the first infected in China), a pandemic has been raging in the world. More than 123 countries have introduced quarantine restrictions. Every day, the number of new infections increases by 80,000-100,000 people. Only in EU-US the number of patients exceeded one hundred thousand.
However, not everyone understands the seriousness of the problem. The younger generation uses the disease as an inspiration, a topic for streams, hypes.
What’s the catch”
Every day, bloggers on the basis of the TikTok social network publish dozens of videos marked with the #coronavirus hashtag. The total number of views of publications as of April 16 exceeded 9.6 billion. This is more than the sensational cartoons “Chav” have collected.
The following popular destinations are conditionally distinguished:
Most of the footage is aimed at entertaining the public, maintaining a positive mood. Only a few dispel panic. Such materials are blocked.
“We want to support people in difficult times. It is important to unite, to fight the disease together. Panic, hysteria will not lead to anything good.
Covid-19 is transmitted through touch. Doctors advise avoiding even handshakes. The new ban is a great topic for jokes.
Salutes with elbows, feet, wave making, “Thai wai” and much more. Not only TikTok is full of such videos.
People in China found another way to greet since they can’t shake hands.
The Wuhan Shake.
I love how people can adapt and keep a sense of humor about stressful situations. pic.twitter.com/P8MSfOdJ2H— •*¨*•.¸¸✯*･🍃Ꮙ🍃•*¨*•.¸¸✯*¨ (@V_actually) February 29, 2020
The most striking is the style of Wuhan shake (Wuhan handshake). To perform the “number” it is enough to touch each other with the feet of shod legs.
Wuhan shake, which gained popularity in February 2020, is now used by residents of different parts of the world. Adhering to the “rules” is more for fun than protection from the coronavirus.
Even works of art were under attack. So the Mona Lisa became the Crown Lisa. The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, the work that graced the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, has been altered. God and Adam touching each other with fingers now use gloves.
Similar caricatures are found on almost every known work of art.
“It’s corona time”
Songs are being written about the deadly virus. Compositions are composed by both famous performers and ordinary users.
@juliaasohmerr##coronavirus ##ihadit♬ original sound – chrismypants
The music video “It’s corona time” (“Time of the crown”) under the electronic beat Don’t Stop the Rock from Freestyle blogger @playboierik21 became viral.
The composition was even published as a video lesson of playing the piano.
English tiktokers also create audio works.
@playboierik21#############♬ Its Corona Time – Red Knight
Cooperation with WHO
Since the confirmation of the pandemic, TikTok management has stated its relationship with the World Health Organization. The WHO (WHO) has even created an account for the dissemination of reliable information.
“People trust their neighbors, unscrupulous media, anyone, but not official sources. Especially young people living in a “cocoon” of entertainment, hype. It is important to convey basic knowledge that protects in everyday life, reducing the risk of catching the disease.”
Reliable information is published under the account of the World Health Organization (WHO) with the hashtag @who. The use of symbolic designations for content by other users is strictly prohibited. Posts tracked by TikTok management are deleted, clients are blocked.
WHO employees on the TikTok page publish:
Tiktokers started duplicating topics. Therefore, to confirm the facts, it is important to look at the source.
As part of the cooperation, the World Health Organization launched an action. The challenge aims to encourage people to wash their hands properly. Publications are posted with the hashtag #SafeHands.
@whoJoin the WHO ##SafeHands challenge and show us how you practice ##handhygiene to be safe from ##coronavirus. Let’s fight ##COVID19 together!♬ original sound – who
The hero of the first video was the CEO of the organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The expert tells you step by step how to properly wash your hands, how long the process should take.
“The fact is not important. The main thing is to destroy the bacteria that accumulate on the skin. Therefore, the procedure takes 40-60 seconds with soap, with a disinfectant – 20-30 seconds.
The challenge has already been marked by world-famous stars. Including footballers Kaka, Alisson Becker.
Covid-19: what is it
Respiratory disease from the group of acute respiratory infections. Has flu-like symptoms. The last stage is characterized by pneumonia (bilateral pneumonia). The disease progresses in the winter season. After treatment, re-infection is possible.
Patient Zero appeared on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan, North Korea.
You can “pick up” the virus in a couple of ways:
In total, experts identify four transmission routes:
Despite the fact that representatives of all age categories can become infected, the most dangerous disease is for:
Distinguishing the coronavirus from the flu is difficult. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. However, there are characteristic:
Extremely rare symptoms include:
Symptoms may appear individually. In most patients, the coronavirus remains invisible. However, patients are active carriers.
There are no vaccines or pills for coronavirus. However, there are minor ways to reduce the risk of getting sick.
WHO experts advise:
Following the advice reduces the risk of catching the virus, and does not completely eliminate the disease!
Online and even in pharmacies you can find pills for coronavirus. Know – they are not!
“The difficult time has activated ill-wishers who want to make money on someone else’s grief. Inflated prices for personal protective equipment can still be justified. However, the sale of pills, vaccines against Covid-19 is a gross violation of the law.”
Now the world’s leading virologists are really working on the creation of drugs. In some countries – Germany, Great Britain – they are even tested on humans. However, the patented manufacturing will go into mass production no earlier than in a year.
TikTok is a great way to shorten quarantine time and have fun. Someone watches the video, someone shoots them. Regardless of the action, it is important to remember that panicking in a pandemic does not lead to anything good.
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