Current situation during quarantine 😂
The COVID-19 pandemic could have killed 40 million deaths by the end of 2020 in the absence of any preventative measures, according to Imperial College London (UK).
Researchers included a number of scenarios, such as
- What would have happened if the world had not reacted to COVID-19,
- Two scenarios incorporating social distancing, which result in a single-peaked epidemic
- And several scenarios for suppressing the spread of the disease that can have the largest overall impact in terms of reducing disease and deaths.
It is noted that ignoring all security measures would lead to a worse development of the coronavirus epidemic and infection of seven billion people. This number would be halved if the number of contacts had been reduced by 40 percent for children, young people and adults, and 60 percent for older people.
Dr Patrick Walker, an author of the report from Imperial, said: "We estimate that the world faces an unprecedented acute public health emergency in the coming weeks and months. Our findings suggest that all countries face a choice between intensive and costly measures to suppress transmission or risk health systems becoming rapidly overwhelmed. However, our results highlight that rapid, decisive and collective action now will save millions of lives in the next year"
The study shows that poor countries will lose far more people than developed ones. A press release from the British university emphasizes that the problem of COVID-19 is common to all countries on Earth.
The modelling showed that implementing measures early on can have a dramatic impact.
If all countries were to adopt this strategy at 0.2 deaths per 100,000 population per week, 95 per cent of the deaths could be averted, saving 38.7 million lives.
However, if this strategy is adopted later (1.6 deaths per 100,000 population per week), then this figure drops to 30.7 million.
In March, Chinese experts published a study in JAMA Cardiology, which claimed that diseases of the cardiovascular system increases mortality by almost 4.5 times from coronavirus.
As more people are working remotely due to the Coronavirus quarantine, employees are finding creative ways to appear more online than they actually are.
For example, today most companies are using Zoom Meetings for their daily meetings. For those who are not familiar with Zoom, it is an app that allows people to hold video conferences. Here at Bemorepanda we also use Zoom and we love it!
Ok, so far all good. But, for those who does not know, there’s a feature on Zoom that can tell hosts if chat participants have navigated away from the active window for more than 30 seconds. In other words, your computer narcs you out to your boss when you’re paying more attention to funny animal videos than you are to the meeting.This means that during meetings or online classes, if you think you can switch apps while the other person talks, the app will tell on you.
However, it seems that some Zoom users have gotten pretty creative with how they are beating the app’s feature, where some have created looping videos to make it look like they’re paying attention, while others have created a custom background which features their still image.
As far as the host is concerned, they will think you’re still in the meeting, but you in reality, you can do whatever you like, like lying on your bed, playing games, eating or just nothing. Zoom Meetings was founded in 2011 by Eric Yuan, a lead engineer from Cisco Systems and its collaboration business unit WebEx.
The company went public in April, 2019 and at that time, it was valued at $16 billion. In early 2020, usage of Zoom increased sharply as schools and companies adopted the platform for remote work in response to the coronavirus pandemic, rising 67% from the start of the year to mid-March.
There is some kind of week of self-isolation there, and you no longer know what to do with yourself? The way out of the situation is to get hooked on a good series. Especially for our beautiful ladies, we have made a selection of TV shows that will help you brighten up quarantine everyday life.
"Sex and the City"
This series has won millions of hearts. The story of four girlfriends living in the dream city of New York. Each of them is unique and goes its own way of life. Being between career, family and love affairs, they are not averse to meeting and gossiping on all pressing topics.
Another classic of the "female" series. A tragicomedy about four housewives living on Wisteria Lane. The life of each of them is shrouded in secrets, therefore you observe with interest the life of all the heroines.
Which girl didn’t watch this romantic series? How cool is to watch the love story between the main characters played by Natalia Oreiro and Facundo Arana. Quarantine is a great opportunity to review the series.
The mysterious gossip on the pages of her anonymous blog shares all the intrigues that unfold among the characters in a private school. Not a single secret passes by, and students believe its notes unconditionally. The main secret is kept secret until the very last series.
"Big little lie"
The murder that occurred during the school prom, turns the life of five women in a new adventure. The detective line of the series is intriguing and exciting.
Seductive Latin American maids work for the wealthy and famous inhabitants of Beverly Hills. They have to keep clean, although there is a lot of dirt in these mansions. Gossip, intrigue, treachery of the owners and the worst - the brutal murder of their fifth girlfriend. The series resembles such hits as "Desperate Housewives" and "Sex and the City."
“Why do women kill?”
The stories of three women: housewives from the 1960s, socialite from the 1980s and a lawyer from the 2010s. But it is interesting that the stories of all the heroines occur in one house. Each of them is faced with the betrayal of his beloved, which subsequently leads to murder.
The sensational Russian series of Konstantin Bogomolov, which became very popular with the audience. The action takes place in Moscow, in a city of big money and passions. The series opens the door to the world of glamor, dangerous games and intrigue, but there is always a downside.
An American drama series about four friends, each of whom has their own secrets, problems in life and relationships. The main role in the movie was played by actress Alyssa Milano.
Sofia has always been a rebel, anarchist and implacable fighter with all sorts of rules and conventions. She for a very long time refused to grow up and accept reality as it is. However, finding herself in a practically hopeless financial situation and faced with the need to take some serious steps, she was not at a loss.
The cat is currently the best known pet in the world. The senses of this animal are very sharp, especially the sight, hearing and smell, which is why they have sometimes been assigned supernatural powers. There is talk of cats that have predicted earthquakes and other disasters, probably due to their ear being able to perceive vibrations that the human ear cannot perceive. It is an independent animal, walking and cleaning itself, unlike a dog. These qualities of cats have attracted the attention of producers in the movie industry. Whether they were protagonists or supporting characters, the cats passed the acting tests, showing tact, personality and intelligence.
The story of the movie has in the foreground some Parisian cats, which, unfortunately, get to be left by his master, because he stops living, and they become the heirs of the entire fortune. And, because not everyone is happy with the will left, even the butler of the house decides to get rid of the aristocratic cats and leave them in the desert.
Who hasn't heard at least once about the Garfield overweight guy? It is not an animated movie, even though the rider is animated, but it is an extremely funny and interesting production. You will follow the story of John and his cat Garfield. Garfield is the king of the house, he is red-haired, naughty and extremely passionate about lasagna. Well, everything changes in Garfield's life when his master goes to the vet and falls in love with the doctor. This is how a new colleague appears in Garfield's life, namely the dog Odie.
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
An adventure movie in which you will be able to watch both cats and dogs, because in the foreground there is a specimen of each breed. Specifically, you will follow Milo, a red cat, and Otis, a pug. They both wake up away from home and do their best to get back, but until then, they go through a lot of more and more interesting adventures.
Puss in Boots
An extremely well thought out comedy movie that definitely will make you feel good. A clever cat who has only one dream: to get her hands on the enchanted beans, from there to sprout a twig, which will take her to the sky, where she will find the goose with the golden eggs.
It's a movie about felines, in which you will follow the story of two tiger cubs, brothers, but totally different: one extremely quite, while the other is extremely brave. They live in the jungle, have a quiet life, but at one point someone breaks their peace. They get lost in their mother and later become the property of an explorer.
A movie also with an animated cat, but which, this time, presents the life story of an extremely stressed and busy businessman with his jobs. He has no time with family or friends, but arrives at a store. The adventure begins when he learns that he has a week to resume family relationships, because otherwise he will remain stuck in the cat's body forever.
A street cat named Bob
The movie is inspired by a bestseller. James Bowen is addicted to heroin and to get rid of this drug he follows a recovery program at a clinic in Tottenham. One night, Bowen finds an injured cat that he takes to the vet, and she begins to follow him everywhere. Bowen named it Bob. The two travel with the bus through the city, Bowen playing guitar to earn a living.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
One of the most entertaining movies with cats and dogs, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is about the eternal conflict between cats and dogs. Kitty Galore, a former elite agent for the spy organization MEOWS, who has become quite diabolical. Her mission is to annihilate the enemy dogs, humiliate her former comrades and conquer the world. Under this unprecedented threat, dogs and cats will have to make a common front to save themselves from the ultimate evil.
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Garfield is back in Europe this time. He travels to England with his master Jon and his canine companion Odie. The purpose of the trip is for Jon to ask his wife, Liz. The story is inspired by the famous story "Prince and Beggar". Coincidentally, due to the striking resemblance, Garfield replaces Prince, a royal cat who had just inherited a castle. Here, it has at its disposal all the staff that has a royal jig, butler, servants and servants.
Oliver and Company
It is a classic animated movie inspired by Oliver Twist's extraordinary story. Oliver, a keen and lively kitten, strolls the streets of New York. It is gathered by a pack of stray dogs, who live stealing from the goods of others. Oliver learned from them that in order to overcome life obstacles.
They will not be the new normal, but at least for this year, virtual Christmas parties will fill a gaping hole in family and work festivities.
And seriously; congratulations for looking to bring festive joy online this year. We hope this list of 10 fantastic and free virtual Christmas party ideas will help you!
4 reasons why a virtual Christmas party this year will not disappoint
Sure, a whole Christmas behind closed doors would have been inconceivable last year, but that doesn't mean it will be worse. A global pandemic may be to blame for changing tradition, but it is our responsibility to take it the right way.
If you have a positive attitude and the right enthusiasm for organizing a virtual Christmas party, here are 4 reasons why you should:
1. Great for remote connection - Chances are that at least one of the party guests may not have been able to attend a live party anyway. Virtual Christmas parties keep family and work ties strong, no matter how far away the guests are.
2. So many ideas - The possibilities for a virtual Christmas party are practically endless. You can tailor any of the ideas below to suit your guests and keep the festive joy flowing everywhere.
3. Super flexible - No need to travel anywhere means you can party with family, friends and colleagues on the same day! If it's too much and you don't rely on transportation, you can change the data when a hat falls off.
4. Great practice for the future - The job in the future will have a much higher demand for a virtual Christmas party than one in the office. More and more workers are moving away, which means that if you plan to host a Christmas party every year, this will be a great chance to see what works for your team.
10 free virtual Christmas party ideas for colleagues and families
Here we are then; 10 free virtual Christmas party ideas suitable for a family, a friend or a remote Christmas office!
Idea # 1 - Christmas Ice Breakers
Finish the lyrics like a virtual icebreaker for a virtual Christmas party.
What better time of year can it be to break the ice? This is especially true when it comes to a virtual Christmas party, where newcomers may be a little overwhelmed by what is happening.
Fluent conversation may be hard to find before the alcohol starts flowing. So, break the opening of some festive icebreakers you might have your party in a leaflet.
Here are some ice-breaking ideas for a virtual Christmas party:
Share a funny Christmas memory - Give everyone 5 minutes to think and write something hilarious that happened to them during the past holidays. If it's embarrassing, you can easily do it anonymously!
Alternative Christmas Lyrics - Give the first part of a Christmas carols lyrics and make everyone come up with a better ending. Again, the handcuffs of anxiety are disabled if you make anonymous answers!
What image or GIF best describes your Christmas so far? - Provide some images and GIFs and ask your audience to vote on which one best describes their hectic holiday season.
If you are looking for more, we have 10 great virtual icebreakers here! Best for remote parties at work, but any of these ideas can be tailored to any virtual Christmas party with family and friends.
Idea # 2 - Christmas Karaoke
Christmas karaoke session for the elderly.
We must not lose Any drunk, sung with spirit this year. Online karaoke is perfectly possible nowadays and anyone from the 12th egg could claim it.
It is also very easy to make ...
Just create a camera on Video Sync, a free, unrecorded service that lets you accurately sync your videos so that every attendee of your virtual Christmas party can watch them at the same time.
Once your room is open and you have your companions, you can queue up a bunch of karaoke hits on YouTube and each person can close their holiday heart.
Idea # 3 - Virtual Secret Santa
Santa Claus on Christmas laptop.
Okay, so it's not technically free, but it can definitely be cheap!
The virtual Santa Claus secret works the same as always - only online. Take the name out of a hat and give each name to a person attending your virtual Christmas party (you can do all this online).
Delivery services intensify their game naturally during Christmas. You should be able to get almost anything delivered to anyone's home.
Some tips ...
- Give it a theme, such as "something purple" or "something personalized with the face of the person you received."
- Put a strict budget on gifts. Usually, there is a lot of hilarity that results from a $ 5 gift.
Idea # 4 - Christmas Quiz (2 free templates!)
You've probably noticed this already, but tests on Zoom have really taken off in 2020. Now, these are a base of virtual offices, virtual pubs and soon, virtual Christmas parties.
The technology has met more than the social requirements it has brought this year. Now you can take super fun and online interactive tests and host them live and free.
Super fun, interactive and free is our bag from AhaSlides. In fact, I left and I did a family Christmas Test with 40 questions, it is 100% online, free to download right here!
Alternatively, if you are looking for a Christmas party idea for remote employees, we offer coverage there too! Below is our Christmas Test with 40 questions - also completely free to download and edit:
Note that there is no crossover between these two tests. You could easily combine both in a mega test!
To start using each test immediately:
- Click on 'sign up'.
- Create a free AhaSlides account in less than 3 minutes when prompted.
- Choose "Family Christmas Test" or "Work Christmas Test" from the "My Presentations" dashboard.
- Start adjusting your questions to suit your audience!
- Check out our full article on how to adjust one or both tests to suit your guests!
Idea # 5 - Origami Christmas Tree + Other Crafts
There's nothing you don't like about making an adorable paper Christmas tree: no fuss, no mess, and no money to spend.
Simply tell everyone to grab an A4 sheet of paper (colored paper or origami if they have one) and follow the instructions in the video below:
Once you have a virtual forest of multicolored firs, you can make other cute Christmas crafts and show them all together. Here are some ideas:
Hex Star (Easy)
Santa Claus (Environment)
Again, you can use Video Sync to make sure everyone at your virtual Christmas party is following in the footsteps of these videos at the same pace.
Idea # 6 - Make a Christmas present (action)
Make a presentation with AhaSlides for a virtual Christmas party
Are you having questions from the beginning of the lock? Try mixing it up to get guests to make their own presentation about something unique and festive.
Before the day of your virtual Christmas party, either assign them at random or allow everyone to choose a Christmas theme. Give them a set number of slides to work with and the promise of bonus points for creativity and hilarity.
When it's party time, each person presents an interesting / cheerful / wacky presentation. Optionally, get everyone to vote for their favorite and give prizes to the best!
Some Christmas gift ideas (action)
- The worst Christmas movie of all time.
- Some beautiful Christmas traditions from around the world.
- Why Santa must start complying with the law on animal protection.
- Candy canes also become curved?
- Why Christmas should be renamed the Feast of Tears in the Frozen Sky
- In our opinion, the crazier the subject, the better.
Any of your guests can make a truly captivating presentation for free using AhaSlides. Alternatively, I can easily do it on Google Slides and incorporate it into AhaSlides to use live surveys, tests and question and answer features in their creative presentations!
Idea # 8 - Learn more about Christmas cards *
Create an online Christmas card and make it a competition.
Speaking of creative ideas for virtual Christmas parties, he can get some serious laughs.
Before the party, invite your guests to try to make the best / funniest Christmas card they can. It can be as elaborate or simple as they like and can include almost anything.
Pretty much no graphic design skills are required for this, as there are some great free tools:
Canva - A tool that gives you a bunch of templates, backgrounds, Christmas icons and Christmas fonts to create a Christmas card in minutes.
Photo Scissors - A tool that helps you cut faces from super photos and easily download them for use in Canva.
As you can tell, I made the image above in about 3 minutes using both tools. We are sure that you and the party guests can do a better job in an equally fast time!
Convince your guests to present their creations created during your virtual Christmas party. If you want to increase the heat, you can promise prizes for the most voted answers.
Idea # 8 - Recreation from wrapping paper
Vote for the best creation of wrapping paper movies in a virtual Christmas party using AhaSlides.
Have you ever seen a child have more fun with wrapping paper or a card box than with the gift inside? Well, that baby could be you in Wrapping Paper Recreations!
In it, each player receives or chooses a well-known movie. Then, they have to recreate a famous scene from that movie using mounds of used wrapping paper from open gifts.
Recreations can be 2D works of art or 3D sculptures, but they must use nothing but wrapping paper and traditional wrapping tools (scissors, glue and tape).
Make it competitive and offer a prize for the most voted recreation!
Idea # 9 - Christmas Cookies
Vote for the best emoji cookie in a virtual Christmas party using AhaSlides.
Laptops in boys' kitchens; it's time to make something very simple Christmas Cakes together!
The Christmas cookie-off is a big compromise for the fact that we all eat socially spaced meals this year. It is a virtual Christmas party activity that challenges cooking or mastery skills alike.
Most simple cookie recipes require only ingredients and equipment already in the average home. They need about 10 minutes to cook and are a great social way to stay connected during the party.
This special recipe amplifies the fun with a simple emojis-shaped glaze design. You can make everyone recreate their favorite emojis and have a poll for which ending is the best!
Idea # 10 - Online Christmas Games
Play Christmas lounge games like Fictionary during a virtual Christmas party on AhaSlides.
Because Victorian Britain has given the world so many aspects of Christmas that we know today, it is fair to honor the Victorian-style ballroom era (with a modern twist).
The board games have enjoyed a huge revival in recent years. Why? Well, many of them are easy to adapt to the limits of almost any online setting, including a virtual Christmas party.
Here are some that are great for family, friends or colleagues ...
Fictionary - Read a strange word and make each guest understand what it means. Show all the answers and then ask everyone to vote for which answer was most likely to be correct and which answer is the funniest. Give 1 point to the highest voter in each category and another point to anyone who actually received the correct answer. (See the GIF above to learn how to do this for free on AhaSlides).
Charades - Maybe the salon game is charades. You know how it works, so it should come as no surprise that it works just as well during a virtual Christmas party!
Pictionary - This old classic now has a modern twist. 2 drawing allows you to take pictionary online and even eliminate the pain of trying to think of drawing pictures. Simply download the game, invite everyone to your room and draw as well as possible the concepts of obscure and obscure images.
Please note that Drawful 2 is a paid game. Of course, you can only make regular pictionary on paper if you don't want to make $ 5.99.
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