Old photo of people eating in a busy restaurant - year 2019
Heart-breaking! Gene Campbell (89 years old) and Dorothy (88 years old) have been married for 60 years and have never been separated. But for two days, the pensioner from Kirkland, Washington, was quarantined in a medical center, after being diagnosed with the deadly virus. Every day, the old woman comes to see the love of her life, because it may be the last time.
Hunchbacked, with tears in her eyes and emotion in her throat, Dorothy Campbell came to the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington to see the man who had been her shadow for 60 years. A young man comes to grab her arm and guide her to the window behind which she waits impatiently, "like a candle in a cuckoo's nest," Gene Campbell, her husband.
The old woman looks up from the ground and recognizes Charlie Campbell, her only son. He tries to smile at her, but a stream of tears floods his wrinkled cheeks. The man was diagnosed with COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 after staff at the Kirkland nursing home where he was unable to isolate the retirees well enough from the deadly microbe, in front of which they are safe victims. In vain the federal authorities have launched an investigation and want to find out the culprits of the contamination of the elderly.
For Gene and Dorothy, time is running out and every moment can be the last for them. The Kirkland Asylum has become the epicenter of coronavirus in the United States with 6 deaths out of a total of 14 recorded nationwide. Most elderly people at the medical center suffer from chronic diseases and are safe victims of coronavirus contamination. Gene puts her trembling hand on the phone and calls Dorothy. He tells her that he loves her and that she feels good. He makes a discreet sign to Charlie and the boy understands that his father has just told him with his eyes that he doesn't think he will live long and that Dorothy will need all his care. They will never touch each other again because Gene doesn't want to make his wife sick. He resigned because he knew she was safe.
In the Turkish restaurants in Ankara, Istanbul and Bursa, every meal on the terrace is packaged in a plastic capsule.
Customers are disinfected with Turkish cologne, which contains more than 70% ethanol, to kill the virus that has killed 4,861 people in Turkey since March.
The first restaurants of this kind open in the coming weeks in Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa, with the start of the summer season.
Each capsule is disinfected with ozone or ultraviolet lamps.
The capsules were imposed by Ankara authorities after the number of infections increased after the restrictions were lifted and people were allowed in parks, restaurants, gyms and barbershops.
Along with masks, social distance has become a real sign of the time of the pandemic, which changed the face of cities; especially in the recently opened restaurants.
Coronavirus forced to make social interaction more organized: to reduce the risk of infection, people should maintain a distance of one and a half to two meters.
The restaurant owners all around the world have new problems: in the opened establishments, you need to force guests to stay away from each other. Restaurateurs invent the most exotic ways. There are places where you will be put in a greenhouse or forced to dine in the company of an inflatable doll in a wig.
Restaurants have already opened in Germany, but visitors are required to maintain a social distance of 1.5 m. In Schwerin, the owners of one of the institutions found an original solution to the problem: guests are given special hats.
Foam "blades" do not allow people to approach each other closer than the distance established by law. Customers note that this, of course, is not too comfortable, but they are glad of the opportunity to have lunch again in the restaurant.
Even though some bans have begun to rise gradually, with citizens now more free to act, the coronavirus pandemic is still a risk and should not be treated differently.
On the occasion of the reopening of relaxation spaces but also of "social connection", including bars, terraces or restaurants, some special "tools" were created for location owners to ensure that their customers fully comply with the rules of social distance, which are still in force.
Thus, even if some find this extremely funny, in addition to the indispensable protective mask and gloves, special tables have appeared against the unwanted approach of this period. In the United States, several owners of bars and terraces have already appropriated them, and customers seem not to have been reluctant about this invention, giving it a try and having fun at the same time with funny videos or photos in which appear in the new hypostasis.
The tables are individual and circular, with a space in the middle for a single person. Thus, even if you want a closer relationship, if the other person you are with is inside the "table", this is practically impossible.
In the form of huge lifebuoys, the protection tables are supported on metal structures provided with wheels. Thus, customers can get closer to each other to beak a glass at a distance of about 1.5 meters from each other. These personal protective tables appeared on May 16 at the Fish Tales Bar & Grill in Ocean City, Maryland, United States and were appreciated by customers, happy to be able to rotate freely from one "table" to another.
Three hundred-year-old survivors of COVID-19 reveal the secrets of their longevity. They defeated the killer virus, even though no one gave them a chance! Three Americans over the age of 100 cured by COVID-19 reveal how they survived.
They lived during the two World Wars, faced other pandemics and endured the Great Depression of 1929-1933, without giving up. Even the killer virus COVID-19 could not defeat three Americans whose stories amaze the whole world. The optimism and fighting spirit of old women Rose Leigh-Manuell, Lilian Menendez and Jennie Stejna miraculously healed them after they became infected with the new coronavirus, which took 110,000 lives in the United States.
Rose Leigh-Manuell, 101, of West Sayville, New York, says she managed to beat the coronavirus because God always takes care of it. She was born during the Spanish flu epidemic and lived a long time because she is optimistic, says her son, Gary Leigh-Manuell, 63. Rose, who has 3 children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren, is guided by the words: "This is over". He doesn't put anything in his heart when he's in trouble. In April, he battled the coronavirus for two weeks. Although she was seriously ill, she did not go to Intensive Care. Rose lost her husband 50 years ago, but she never gave in to despair. She says the secret to disease resistance is that she has always been "a very sociable person." She worked as a firefighter dispatcher and then at a fish market until he retired at the age of 70.
Lilian Menendez of South Huntington, New York, who defeated the COVID-19 virus at the venerable age of 104, says it owes its longevity to her good genes. Her mother did not have white hair even at the age of 98. She taught her to always be strong. In order to maintain her health, Lilian has been very careful with her diet all her life. She ate more rice and beans, vegetables of all kinds, fruits during the week, and meat only on Saturdays and Sundays. After defeating the coronavirus in April, he feels very well: "I'm strong as a bull."
Jennie Stejna, who lives in Easton, Massachusetts, is also a stunning 103-year-old survivor. In May, when she became infected with the COVID-19 virus, her nephew, Dave Stejna, was convinced he would die. But he recovered after a few weeks and celebrated the event with a cold beer. Her grandson says the secret of her longevity is that she has always been very active, working all the time in her vegetable garden. She was always calm, she never got angry, no matter the difficult situations she went through. She always had good relations with absolutely everyone.