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.
But don’t worry – there’s loads of games and apps out there you can play online with friends to remain in touch with civilisation!
Like Cards Against Humanity.
Keep scrolling to learn more.
This is the worst pandemic our world has seen in decades.
COVID-19, or more commonly known as the coronavirus, has completely taken over the world and has caused a mass crisis.
And common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
And 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.
435,353 to be precise.
And, devastatingly, a staggering 19,618 more have been reported to have died from the illness.
Which was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
Because, 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.
And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
Our first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
Since the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 54,968 more confirmed cases across the country and 784 deaths.
And 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.
Which prohibits any travel between the United States and any European country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.
And many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.
And 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…
Scenes last week at the Clearwater Beach in Florida shows that a lot of people have completely disregarded these global warnings.
And 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.
CBS 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.”
“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.
And it seems that he certainly got wind of this.
His name is Brady Sluder and he is a high-school graduate and Soundcloud rapper from Ohio.
“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.
“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.
“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.
Make sure to keep scrolling for the most recent COVID-19 updates…
Despite constant pleas from doctors, medical experts, scientists, and politicians about the seriousness of coronavirus – some people still don’t seem to care.
21-year-old Instagrammer Ireland Tate from Nashville boasted online about how she would not be following the governments pleas for social distancing.
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.
Days later she posted online revealing that she had in fact caught 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.
You’ve got to take this seriously people. Countless lives are at risk.
I’m on my third week of lockdown and yes, it’s pretty boring – but when millions of lives are at risk, just stop going out and stick the television on!
BUT! You can see them. Albeit not in reality but using apps.
FaceTime, Messenger video chats, and new apps such as Houseparty are making a huge name for themselves – allowing those in lockdown to video call their friendship groups and play games online.
I’ve been doing it every night for the past week and it isn’t all that bad.
Head over to playingcards.io and you can play Cards Against Humanity with your friends online!
From the deck of white cards, you drag ten of them into your section at the bottom of the screen.
Then the dealer pulls the black card and – well, you know the rest.
See, lockdown doesn’t have to be that bad. And the sooner we all stick to it, we’ll sooner be out of it too!