The coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world to a complete standstill. As the death rates rapidly rise per day, more and more people are falling into a mass panic.
Nobody knows just what will happen over the next few months, but as it seems like there is nothing but dark news all around us, here's an uplifting story for a change.
This the story of how a six-year-old with cystic-fibrosis successfully fought off coronavirus.
Keep scrolling for the full story.
This is the worst pandemic our world has seen in decades.
via: GettyCOVID-19, or more commonly known as the coronavirus, has completely taken over the world and has caused a mass crisis.
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.
Close to 100,000 people all over the world have now been infected with the virus...
via: Getty435,353 to be precise. And, devastatingly, a staggering 19,618 more have been reported to have died from the illness.
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.
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 54,968 more confirmed cases across the country and 784 deaths.
Several cities have declared states of emergencies...
via: GettyAnd earlier this month, 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.
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 8Scenes last week 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.
Some people just don't quite realize the extent of this situation...With 1,467 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.
This young man's comments caused global outrage...
@CBSEveningNews The stupidity, selfishness, & contemptible shallowness of their attitudes and lives is beyond the p… https://t.co/dIEl5sB09e— Mark Hughes (@Mark Hughes)1584562496.0
His identity was then revealed...
He later posted an apology post on his Instagram account.
via: Getty"I’ve done a lot of things in my life that I’m not proud of. I’ve failed, I’ve let down, and I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I can’t apologize enough to the people I’ve offended and the lives I’ve insulted. I’m not asking for your forgiveness or pity. I want to use this as motivation to become a better person, a better son, a better friend, and a better citizen," he began by saying.
He referred to himself as "arrogant"...
via: Getty"Listen to your communities and do as health officials say. Life is precious. Don’t be arrogant and think you’re invincible like myself. I’ve learned from these trying times and I’ve felt the repercussions to the fullest," he said.
Brady wanted to own up to his mistakes...
via: Getty"Unfortunately, simply apologizing doesn’t justify my behavior. I’m simply owning up to my mistakes and taking full responsibility for my actions. Thank you for your time, and stay safe everyone," he ultimately said.
However some people still don't care.
You’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home. Please do the right thing and stay there. #StayAtHomeAndStaySafe https://t.co/QbNZSFWBYM— NHS Million 💙 (@NHS Million 💙)1585391335.0
Like Ireland Tate.21-year-old Instagrammer Ireland Tate from Nashville boasted online about how she would not be following the governments pleas for social distancing.
Then the inevitable happened.Despite telling her followers she 'probably wasn't going to get' Coronavirus - she has, in fact, caught Coronavirus. More specifically she said:
I'm aware that we're supposed to be self-quarantining and social distancing and all these things to like keep everyone safe. I get it. Cool. Great. I just don't think that I'm gonna get the virus.
A little update on corona, isolated quarantine, and why staying home is important. If you hadn't heard by now I tested positive for COVID19 on Wednesday. I didn't really have any new symptoms other than being extra tired and body aches. Then I developed a cough, a terrible migraine that is going on 4 days strong, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and just overall a gross feeling.
Coronavirus isn't a joke.
GR8 example of "Stupid is as stupid does!" 21 yr old #IrelandTate refused 2 take the precautions re: #Coronavirus s… https://t.co/7htgomDrUm— Lark Logan (@Lark Logan)1585300517.0
But admist the darkness.There are some uplifting stories too, like the story of six-year-old Joseph Bostain from Tennessee.
Joseph has cystic-fibrosis.And heartbreakingly, the little warrior was diagnosed with COVID-19. Due to his underlying health issues his chances were slim.
But amazingly, he's beat it.His mum Sabrina posted online to let his fans and supporters know just how Joseph was getting on. She wrote:
Thank you for all the cards and the prayers and the gifts. I'm a cystic fibrosis warrior and I beat Covid-19.
I just want to say I think we are back to somewhat of a normal routine for Joseph and our household. Joseph is doing great! We still have a small cough and some minor stomach issues but overall we have a happy, hungry, active young man that feels 95 percent better! We will continue our quarantine here at home taking all the same precautions as we were even when our quarantine is up. I will continue to keep Joseph out of harm's way from the public for a time so I know that he will remain healthy! I want to thank all of our community again for loving and praying for our family and as soon as we are able to be out, I am willing to help anyone who may need something brought to them or someone who may be in need of an item and can't get out. I just want to say thank you and return the love. To people from all over the world thank you for your support and prayers. From our family to yours, THANK YOU!