The diagnoses of COVID-19 seem to be coming in thick and fast. Nobody is safe and the numbers of those infected keep getting higher every single day.
Nobody saw Coronavirus on the horizon until it was too late – but now there’s a theory that the film Tangled predicted it all.
Keep scrolling to find out why.
A spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence confirmed there was a confirmed case of coronavirus within his cabinet.
The deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
225,327, to be precise.
And, tragically, a staggering 9,276 more have reportedly died from the illness.
Since the first confirmed case of the virus in Washington in February, the numbers have risen to 9,464 across the full country, and a further 155 have died.
And a number of different states have been forced to close their restaurants and bars in an attempt to prevent any further spread of the virus.
But our own President has taken a little bit longer to consider the pandemic as a serious threat.
In January, just after the initial COVID-19 outbreak, he was quizzed on his thoughts on the virus, in which he replied:
“It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
He remained calm, and repeatedly stressed that there was nothing to be too worried about.
And, at one point, even dubbed the virus as being a “fake news media” conspiracy.
President Trump simply wouldn’t budge from his stance on the virus and even went on to compare it to the common flu.
This was one of his most dangerous and false statements about the virus, and caused plenty of outrage amongst both Americans and people all over the world.
“When people need a test, they can get a test,” he said earlier this month. “When the professionals need a test, when they need tests for people, they can get the test. It’s gone really well.”
However, this certainly wasn’t the case, and millions of Americans, to this day, are still struggling to get tested for the virus.
As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths grew here in the States, people were growing increasingly more concerned with Trump’s blaze attitude regarding the pandemic.
On March 13th, mere days after he compared COVID-19 to the common flu, he finally declared a national emergency.
And promised a new screening website and more drive-by medical tests.
It seems that now, President Trump is finally taking the pandemic seriously.
In a press conference on Monday, Trump admitted:
“We have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about.”
And this week insisted that he “felt it was a pandemic long before it was declared a pandemic.”
And, like the other world leaders have all been doing, has been encouraging his citizens to band together and support one another.
“We love them, we’re with them, we will not let them down!”
“This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus,” spokeswoman Katie Miller confirmed.
“Further contact tracing is being conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines.”
It seems coronavirus strikes indiscriminately – although it’s clear that for those diagnosed with celebrity status do tend to have a rather different experience …
But people think it was predicted a long time before.
Yes that’s right. There’s a theory that Disney’s Tangled predicted the growth and spread of Coronavirus… I wasn’t expecting this either this morning.
And it tells the story of Rapunzel – who was locked in a tower for 18 years (self-isolation? Quarantined?).
Pretty spooky huh!
Nobody can deny that.