The entire world has come to a complete standstill... well, apart from some people who feel the global pandemic doesn't apply to them.
It seems that not everyone is feeling the heat, while you might be able to accept this from spring breakers, the worrying thing is it's a government official that is refusing to take action to save lives.
Keep scrolling to find out more...
The majority of the world is under lockdown.
Complete USA lockdown likely in the near future. Only essential travel will be allowed. Stock up on all essentials and stay safe. #COVIDー19— Peter Antevy (@Peter Antevy)1584283977.0
Is it really that dangerous?
#NIH has today launched a Phase 1 #clinicaltrial evaluating a vaccine candidate for #coronavirus #COVID19. This tri… https://t.co/u3LUcRDTqE— Francis S. Collins (@Francis S. Collins)1584383917.0
The virus primarily affects the respiratory system...
via: GettyAnd common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
But, in more severe cases...
via: GettyAnd in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Over 100,000 people all over the world have now been infected with the virus...
via: Getty230, 474 to be precise. And, devastatingly, a staggering 9,389 more have been reported to have died from the illness.
It's a dire situation.
via: GettyAnd many have been asking the same thing - where did this virus actually come from?
Well, the virus is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China.
via: GettyOn December 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization of several flu-like cases in Wuhan.
And where did it come from?
via: GettyMany different theories have been proposed, but it is now widely believed to have originated from the sale of meat from wild animals, especially bats, where the virus has been discovered in the past.
It only took a month for the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency...
via: GettyWhich was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
But these attempts were to little avail...
via: GettyBecause, fast forward 3 months, and nearly every major country in the world has been infected by the virus, with some of the worst affected being Japan, South Korea, Russia, Italy, Iran, and Spain.
World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...
via: GettyAnd many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
Italy has even gone into total lockdown...
via: GettyLeaving their streets completely deserted.
And it didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.
via: GettyOur first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.
via: GettySince the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 10,810 more confirmed cases across the country and 160 deaths.
Several cities have declared states of emergencies...
via: GettyAnd, on Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.
His move came after the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 as a pandemic last week.
via: GettyFYI... A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.
He also announced a temporary travel ban...
via: GettyWhich prohibits any travel between the United States and any European country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Yep, things are getting pretty serious.And many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.
The importance of self-isolation has been stressed globally...
via: GettyAnd it has been proven that locking down public areas and avoiding social situations has helped reduce the chances of spreading the already out of control virus.
But it seems that not everyone feels the need to abide by these suggestions...
via: WFLA News Channel 8Recent scenes at the Clearwater Beach in Florida shows that a lot of people have completely disregarded these global warnings.
Images from the white-sand beach showed spring breakers enjoying the sun last weekend...
via: WFLA News Channel 8And even though many beaches in this area have been closed due to the pandemic, visitors still flocked anyway.
Nothing seems to be stopping the spring breakers...
via: GettyAnd even police warnings haven't fazed the revelers.
Some people just don't quite realize the extent of this situation...With 328 positive cases of coronavirus in the state of Florida, many of whom are teens or in their early twenties, the Centers for Disease Control has advised that all events with more than 50 people attending should be canceled - meaning people need to start taking this very seriously.
But clearly, the Spring Breakers just don't care.
via: CBS Evening NewsCBS Evening News posted a video on Twitter of a young man partying in Miami for Spring Break. He said, "If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying! I've been waiting a while... we've been waiting for Miami Spring Break... for about 2 months."
These people just want to "have some fun," regardless of the global pandemic.
via: CBS Evening News"We're just out here having a good time, whatever happens... happens and with the bars being closed, well find alternatives and unfortunately that sucks but we'll find ways to have fun," the drunken man continued to say.
It seems that everyone who is enjoying Spring Break has no idea how serious this pandemic is.
via: CBS Evening News"They doing us bad... we need a refund," another Spring Breaker casually said. "This virus ain't that serious."
But it's not just the spring breakers that don't understand the severity.The Florida Governor just can't accept it either. Ron DeSantis is refusing to close down the beaches, which could possibly save hundreds of lives.
This is despite the alarming new info.
Like this is like the future of this country like right in front of your like eyes 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ #Moron… https://t.co/reh5qfsKIh— Enrique Escarra Jr (@Enrique Escarra Jr)1584576087.0
Many are pointing the blame at Gov. DeSantis.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he will not be ordering the beaches in his state to close despite gr… https://t.co/GiBp84w7Yn— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1584617399.0
This is what lack of action leads to...
Think you might have #COVID19? Learn steps you can take to manage your health at home and help prevent the spread t… https://t.co/LMYP5jmCUG— CDC (@CDC)1584549960.0