The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a list of common sense ways to lower your chances of contracting COVID-19, but nobody delivers them quite like this Italian grandmother.
There’s something about the way she gives the advice that makes you feel like you’re standing in the middle of a large kitchen, with sauce simmering away on the stove, while she explains in detail the precautions you should take.
The video, published by Casa Surace, garnered over a quarter of a million views in just a couple of days, and it’s not hard to see why.
From winks to “dabbing” and reminding you sternly to wash your hands (“Did you wash your hands? Go wash your hands,”) this grandmother will have you rolling, and might actually give you a good tip or two.
With coronavirus driving everyone crazy, even to the point of brawling over packages of toilet paper, it’s safe to say that the general population has been searching for a good laugh. Comic relief, while not downplaying the severity of the situation, works wonders at alleviating some of the stress and pressures that come with a sudden pandemic.
There is a segment in the video where she breaks in for a moment to remind people not to discriminate against different ethnic groups that have been deemed the “source” of the outbreak. While the virus originated in the Wuhan province of China, it’s now something that the entire population of the world is fighting, so it’s no use fighting each other at the same time. “Remember: Coronavirus goes away, discrimination stays. There’s no vaccine,” nonna said.
It’s worth noting that these tips are incredibly important in Italy, which has the second-highest death toll of all nations, with China being number one. On March 10, Italian Prime Minister Giusseppe Conte announced a national travel ban in the hopes of curtailing further spread of the virus.
As BizPac Review reported:
The government is barring public gatherings of any size and nonessential travel is not allowed, Conte said Monday. Italians can only leave home for work deemed essential, for family emergencies and to seek health care, according to the Daily Mail.
Police in Milan were reportedly requiring Italians who were traveling to sign a form certifying that are doing so for the acceptable reasons.
The United States appears to be following that line of thinking, as Daily Caller is reporting that President Trump is expected to declare a national state of emergency and institute the Stafford Act. This would give the federal government the ability to give $42B to fund the fight against the virus. It further permits additional funds to be distributed to state and local governments.
While nonna’s tips aren’t a fool-proof way to prevent yourself from getting coronavirus, it’s a good way to do your part to slow the spread to some of our most vulnerable communities and make your grandmother proud.
Sierra Marlee is a millennial whose hunger for the truth in a world of fake news has led her to BizPac Review.
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