Study unveils the recent effect of coronavirus on humor
The spread of coronavirus has given rise to a surge of humor throughout the world. This was reported by digital anthropologist KB Strelka Daria Radchenko in an interview with Moslente.
She clarified that today's humor is not mainly about the threat of the epidemic per se, but about quarantine, hygiene practices, remote work and training.
“In fact, now texts are emerging that respond not so much to the epidemic itself as to the ways to defend against. A norm is emerging before our eyes, and since it is new, we do not all agree with it, and it is not clear yet how to live in this new reality. And humor just becomes a way to work them out, ”explained Radchenko.
The specialist also said that during some big events, mass production of jokes is usually included. This is due to the fact that when something unusual happens, people want to unite.
“This means that we all know the same facts - we share the same agenda, and this is important. We have common values, common norms - we laugh at the same thing, ”she said.
An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. On March 11, the World Health Organization announced that the situation could be described as a pandemic.
As of today, there are more than 3,5 million people infected, over 245.243 deaths and 1,1 million people have recovered.
Who said quarantine should be boring? The sensational idea of a mother to avoid routine.
Who said that isolation at home during the COVID-19 pandemic must be boring, become a nightmare and a torment? Young mother Rachael Havenhand woke up locked up in the house with her two 8- and 5-year-old daughters and had a sensational idea.
While most of the countries are starting to each quarantine restrictions, there are still many families that are scared to go out and return to their old life. According to wordmeters.info, there are currently almost 5 million confirmed cases and more than 323.715 deaths, while around 2% of those people infected are either in serious or critical condition.
On top of the list, we see the US with 93,110 deaths, followed by the UK with 35,681 cases and Italy with almost 33.000 victims. The good news is that we see the number of new infections going down, which means that the quarantine restrictions that have been implemented are starting to take effect.
As the gyms and fitness centers are yet to stay closed for the foreseeable future, Rachael Havenhand (28) from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, is a fitness instructor and has been forced to stay home for two weeks now. Since mid-March, the British government has ordered the closure of cinemas and theaters.
Self-isolated overnight with her two daughters Gabriella (8 years old) and Florence (5 years old), Rachael took her cellphone and bought a lot of "decorative nonsense" from eBay. She did not spend more than 300 pounds and woke up to the door with over 200 kg of brightly colored objects.
Helped by the two little girls, the mother got on the job and turned the oppressive and colorful house anost in beige and cream shades into a real Barbie doll house.
"We spend a lot of time in the kitchen because here girls do their homework and here they spend 4-5 hours a day preparing snacks or food. So I started the decorations with the kitchen, then followed the hall, the living room, the stairs and the bedroom, ”Havenhand told the Daily Mail.
After the house was filled with colors, the mood of the house changed radically. The colors he used were pink, purple, green with several shades, blue, cherry and yellow.
And because the entire house has become a toy for the three housewives, they continue to use their creativity to the full and still paint the walls with abstract shapes and childish designs, which, later, Mother Rachael transforms into murals. Obviously, after the girls fall asleep.
Arnold Schwarzenegger advices fans to stay home, while the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies.
The battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, celebrities are using their social networks to urge people to help stop the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who in a posted video is feeding his pet donkey and miniature pony in the kitchen, is consequently asking his fans to consider the safety of everyone around.
In the clip Schwarzenegger is spending quality time with Whiskey the pony and Lulu the donkey while staying at home, the celebrity is arguing that limiting time spent in public isn't all that bad.
"See, the important thing is that you stay at home, because there's a curfew now. No one is allowed out. Especially someone who is, like, 72 years old (referring to himself). After you are 65, you are not allowed out of the house anymore in California. So we stay home and we eat here," Schwarzenegger mentions.
The star is telling his furry friends: "We don't go out, we don't go to restaurants, we don't do anything like that anymore here."
Schwarzenegger told his 4.4 million Twitter followers that they are the one who can protect older people with weaker immune systems and not only, but everyone around so people will not contact the deadly virus.
"Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together," Schwarzenegger highlighted in his tweet.
Americans, in circles. This is what social distance in New York parks looks like
This are new pictures from the favorite promenade areas of New Yorkers at the end of last week. In order to avoid overcrowding in the parks and to help comply with the rules of social distance, the authorities drew circles in which no more than six people could enter.
The New York authorities extended the recommendation to stay at home to the citizens of this state until mid-June, given that here alone the balance of infections with the new coronavirus exceeded 350,000 months, May 18, and the death toll had reached 28,325.
However, it did not stop New Yorkers from taking advantage of the beautiful weather to go for a walk. To help enforce the rules of social distance, police drew several circles in areas preferred by city dwellers and numerous patrols were sent to the field to discourage the formation of groups of more than six people.
Police also handed out protective masks to those who did not have them, given that for several days there has been talk of the excessive zeal of the New York City authorities towards people caught not respecting the rules of social distance.
The governor of New York relies on the common sense of the citizens to keep the spread of the new coronavirus under control. "I can't tell you what will happen. If people are smart, we will see increases in the number of diseases, but we will not see a peak, "said Andrew Como,.
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.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson released from the hospital, after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been released from the hospital and are now in self-quarantine at their home in Australia.
The celebrity couple had been diagnosed with novel coronavirus last week, further being hospitalized.
Hanks and Wilson are in Australia for some working on a movie about the famous singer Elvis Presley. Hanks got a good role in the movie, which is Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The shootings and other works on the project are currently suspended.
The couple share news on Instagram about their health and their ongoing recovery.
"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,' Hanks mentions in his Instagram post. "Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks' will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We'll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!"
Over the weekend, Hanks is sharing updates on their recovery. Wilson even made a playlist which encourages and motivates others who are self-isolating or in quarantine.