As the coronavirus continues to cause destruction on a mass scale, more and more people are trying to raise awareness about the issue and how to protect yourself. While the majority are giving us helpful information, some have opted to, well, crack jokes about the whole thing.
And that seems to have been the case with Kelly Ripa this week, who has landed herself in hot water for joking about the virus in an Instagram video.
Keep scrolling to see the clip for yourself...
We are currently in the midst of a medical crisis.
via: Getty ImagesOriginating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.
So far, the symptoms have proven to be deadly.
via: GettyCoronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.
A lot of people have now died from the virus...
via: Getty ImagesIt has been confirmed by Worldometer that 6,526 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 171,027 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.
Things are only getting worse...
via: Getty ImagesAnd nearly every major country in the world has now been affected by the virus.
The United Nations even declared a global emergency...
via: Getty ImagesThe World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.
And everyone has been asking the same thing...
via: GettyWhat is it that's causing this deadly virus?
There are many theories...
Reports that two patients have been tested for #Coronavirus in Scotland. NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and… https://t.co/XFxOFEbLNv— Chris Green (@Chris Green)1579789802.0
Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...
via: GettyStrains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.
But regardless of where it comes from, the virus can be spread quickly and easily...
via: GettyAnd the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.
It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...
via: Getty ImagesAnd there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.
Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...
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As stated earlier, the coronavirus has infected numerous different countries now...
via: Getty ImagesAnd the United States is now one of them.
The number of cases here in America is rising...
via: Getty ImagesSo far, over 3000 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and sixty-nine have reportedly died.
And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.
via: Getty ImagesPeople have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.
While some people are using their platform to give us helpful advice...
And it seems that has been the case with Kelly Ripa.
The star uploaded a video of her visiting her dermatologist to get botox.
"Hi everyone. We're going to talk about a serious medical problem," Kelly's dermatologist, Dr. Robert Anolik, says in the clip.
"Yes, there's a very serious medical problem going around right now. What is it?" Kelly replies.
Here's where it starts to get problematic...
"It's Botox deficiency," Dr. Anolik replies.
"Acute!" Kelly exclaims.
She then jokes: "In this time we can notice that there's been a lot of worrying, you can see it is written all over my face."
"..but Dr. Anolik decided to be brave today and come into work to treat my acute Botox deficiency syndrome," she says before receiving the botox.
She then shows off the results of the injections.
"What do you think? Did I survive?"
"Is there any Botox left for anyone else, doctor?" she adds.
As you'd imagine, the video didn't go down well with viewers.
via: InstagramAnd many called her out for being "out of touch with reality."
Twitter and Instagram exploded with unimpressed viewers.
Kelly Ripa making jokes that allude to Coronavirus while getting Botox is insensitive. I think she blew it here.— curlywhenwet.bekindtoyourself (@curlywhenwet.bekindtoyourself)1584188185.0
There was no holding back.
Leave it to Hollywood to joke about the #coronavirus. @KellyRipa makes light of the virus, which has killed thousan… https://t.co/zXBIFJbPvL— HMM (@HMM)1584105550.0