If COVID-19 were a YouTuber, it would be preparing for a special Thanksgiving video in hopes of increasing its following.
COVID-19 doesn’t want you to be safe this holiday season. It wants to continue to rack up high numbers. The video would provide tips for Thanksgiving, detailing the most unsafe ways to spend the holidays during the pandemic.
The first tip would be to gather in the largest group you can find. Dozens and dozens of people would need to be packed into one house.
The second tip would be to not wear masks, because you know what they say, "Viruses need days off too." The virus will be celebrating Thanksgiving as well, so need to worry about it.
The third tip would be to make sure to share all utensils. It’s OK, and actually encouraged, to eat and drink after all the family members. You are family anyway. The virus has a ‘no infecting family’ rule.
And the last and most important tip is to cough. Cough everywhere, on everything. Don’t cover your mouth. Just let the particles fly in every direction: in the mac and cheese, the rolls and the turkey. Not one spot of the house should be germless by the time the feast is finished.
The terrible messaging that would be in that video wouldn’t be much different from messages that influencers have been spreading throughout the pandemic. They’ve been at parties and traveling overseas, not as worried about the devastation that the virus has caused millions of people.
If COVID-19 were a YouTuber, it would be about time to cancel it.
I’m not one to buy into cancel culture, but aren’t you all tired of the COVID-19 news cycle and the reign that it holds, claiming 10 million cases in the United States alone?
It’s time to take power back by being responsible, wearing a mask and social distancing.
It’s time to finally hit the stop button on this long COVID-19 YouTube video, and hit play on the part of our lives that was paused back in March.