An interview with the viral sensation – the coronavirus (COVID-19)
A MEDIA MAVERICKS’ EXCLUSIVE
Which is that viral phenomenon of 2020 that has amassed over 3,000 hits, over 100,000 shares, and if it is not stopped, has the potential to reach 7 billion in the next few months?
The deadly virus has become a sensation of sorts. And why not, the coronavirus can attack either or all of the five senses to enter the human body, and go for the kill, literally.
The latest coronavirus update states that people have to take the initiative on their own to steer clear of the epidemic virus. There are swarms of information that are floating around – online and offline – about what should one do to stay safe from the deadly virus. In what can be described as a “pun-friendly” take on the current scenario, our team at Media Mavericks decided to talk to one of the members of the Covid-19 family. The interview was recorded on camera, and we asked some very pertinent questions. Lucky for us, the interviewee was cooperative and candid with their answers.
The interview was scheduled for a Friday. The backdrop was supposed to be abuzz with activity but thanks to Coronavirus news, and the Covid-19 itself, cities and towns have gone into incognito mode, literally. Public places like coffee shops, malls, restaurants, hotels, etc, are seeing a drastic decline in footfalls. Apparently, the only living thing that’s moving around scot-free (till now at least) is the Coronavirus.
Oversized and round-shaped, the Coronavirus was decked up in a deceptive light green color for the interview. It wore a pompous grin on its face which was a disturbing sight for us. Clearly, the Coronavirus is enjoying all the attention it is getting. Not a pretty sight that.
The interview began. And no, there were no pleasantries exchanged. There is nothing pleasant about the Coronavirus.
We cut to the chase right away. Just like the Coronavirus wastes no time when it comes to infecting human beings, our interviewer also sought the answer to the question that matters. How should the common man prevent the Covid-19?
Unsurprisingly, the Coronavirus doled out the old-fashioned advice “Good hygiene.”
But is it that simple, really?
With more than 100,000 reported cases and over 4,000 confirmed deaths worldwide, the Coronavirus has disrupted world economies and public life. In a desperate effort to break this vicious cycle of illness and death, the world’s medicine and healthcare communities are scrambling to find potent solutions that can combat the Covid-19 and stop its spread effectively. Until a medicinal antidote becomes available, health experts have urged the common man to consistently practice habits of cleanliness and good hygiene.
We probed the Coronavirus rep to give us a more specific answer. In response, Because the coronavirus has the tendency to spread from person-to-person, you must wear a protective face mask whenever you step outside. But don’t assume that a single face mask is going to protect you for good. That’s why it is advised to use a new mask after 24 hours of use.
Additionally, washing hands is the most important action that you must do, and with increased regularity. Regardless of whether you are indoors or outdoors, you should wash hands with hot water and anti-bacterial hand-wash/soap as many times as possible. Avoid sharing your personal effects with others. The Coronavirus “wants you to share” but remember “it does not care!”
The last piece of information that the Covid-19 revealed is very important. Avoid close contact with people who are ill, sneezing, or coughing. If you fail to be cautious, the Coronavirus is very likely to bless (read as: endanger) you with its symptoms and consequent infection in no time.
As it turns out, the Coronavirus just admitted its weakness: people who practice cleanliness and good hygiene at all times. Deadly diseases and viruses may not say it out loud but the secret to keeping them at bay is simple. One should stay clean, and inhabit surroundings that have excellent levels of good hygiene.
Our dialogue with the Coronavirus member helped us get close to the safety facts. It also made us realize that it is important to not believe every piece of news about Covid-19 that’s going viral. Instead, we all need to strive to create a society that’s well-informed, not misinformed, safe and not misled, and patient and not scared.
Disclaimer: For safety reasons our interviewer did not wear a mask during the interview, neither did he share his coffee cup. Instead, he thoroughly washed his hands and face with hot water and soap – before and after the interview.
P.S. The electronic equipment that was used during the interview has been discarded completely. Better to be safe than sorry! ☺