coronavirus

Some more positive coronavirus-related things

I had a lovely birthday, thanks in no small part to all you wonderful people who left messages. :) Right up til that day it was a pretty bad week full of fear and discomfort. I think the tide is starting to turn a little mental-health wise now though.

Here’s some positive, funny, or at least hopeful posts that I’ve been collecting over the past few weeks!

Stockport Spider-man cheers up kids in lockdown — Geek Native

This masked hero uses his one-hour of exercise to entertain kids as he does so dressed up as Spider-man!

Stockport Spider-man cheers up kids in lockdown — Geek Native

Today has been a really, REALLY rough day for me. The worst one since the lockdown began. I think I’m just gonna share as much positive stuff as possible this evening. I love this Spider-Man and whoever’s behind him.

More scenes from a pandemic

Ventured outside for supplies. It was very grey and wet. Signs everywhere.

The guy letting people into the supermarket seemed pretty cheerful, but I heard him talking about incidents elsewhere where customers had deliberately spat on staff.

While waiting in the queue a woman came towards it coughing and coughing and coughing. She wasn’t covering her mouth or making any effort at all not to spread her germs. I try not to wish ill on people but my god did I wish ill on her. She was walking alongside a pram which presumably had a baby in it. I can’t even describe the disgust I felt at that moment.

It’s been a bleak day.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus — Deadline

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become one of the country’s most high profile figures to contract the coronavirus. Johnson confirmed the news in a tweet, saying he had developed mild symptoms, including a temperature and a persistent cough, and on the advice of the country’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty had been tested. As…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus — Deadline

Twitter I think might enjoy this.

Okay, I don’t wish specific harm on Johnson, I guess. I don’t want him to actually die. But I do hope this teaches him a short, sharp lesson about what he and his party have done to the NHS.

Evangeline Lilly Offers ‘Sincere and Heartfelt Apology’ for ‘Arrogant’ Coronavirus Comments — PEOPLE.com

“I never meant to hurt you,” Evangeline Lilly wrote

Evangeline Lilly Offers ‘Sincere and Heartfelt Apology’ for ‘Arrogant’ Coronavirus Comments — PEOPLE.com

I just heard this story today and I have thoughts. They’re not pretty. They’re really, really angry in fact.

I never really knew all that much about Lilly but she always seemed pretty cool and interviews and stuff. I liked her in the MCU and The Hobbit. But here, what’s really getting to me is her justification:

Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”

Putting the coronavirus aside for a second, what Lilly is basically saying here is that she values her freedom over other people’s actual, you know, lives. She apparently lives with her immunocompromised father, and she valued “freedom” over him. I really and truly cannot understand why this is a mindset that so many people seem to have, it horrifies me.

(Page Six framed her actions as “taking a stand against self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic.” No, she is not taking a stand, she is endangering others. What the actual fuck. Why is the media so fucking irresponsible. Try ‘Taking a stand against other people’s health’ maybe.)

Yes Lilly’s apology is nice and all but it doesn’t tackle the real issue at the heart of her original post, that she valued her right to do whatever the fuck she wanted more than she valued her father or her children. That’s not the sort of thing that can fixed with a sorry, that requires changing her whole worldview.

I hope once she was done making that post she sat down with her loved ones and explained to them in detail why her right to do whatever selfish thing she chose trumped their right to health and very possibly life.

We Should Not Be Having To Fight For Access To Abortion In The Middle Of a Crisis. But Here We Are — The Avenger

Kelly Grehan The covid 19 crisis has transformed so much of our lives in such a short space of time. We need to ensure access to all areas of healthcare remains accessible. Having an abortion is a medical procedure which should be easily accessible on demand. In the next 13 weeks as the COVID 19 […]

We Should Not Be Having To Fight For Access To Abortion In The Middle Of a Crisis. But Here We Are — The Avenger

Of all the bad news stories I’ve read about the coronavirus-hit world today, this is one of the most depressing/distressing ones to me personally.

Now

New restrictions in place this evening.

Beforehand, Boris wove a speech about how wonderful he thought the NHS was. The time for that sort of thing was a good few years ago, Boris. He made sure to thank the care workers risking their lives.

Now he thanks us. Only now.

‘Doctor Who’ Actress Sophia Myles Reveals She Has Lost Her Father to Coronavirus — BBC America

Doctor Who actress Sophia Myles has revealed that her father Peter Myles has lost his battle with Coronavirus. Myles, who starred as Madame de Pompadour in the 2006 episode “The Girl in the Fireplace,” posted the sad news on Twitter on Saturday, writing that “it was the Corona Virus (sic) that finally took him.” She…

‘Doctor Who’ Actress Sophia Myles Reveals She Has Lost Her Father to Coronavirus — BBC America

I heard about this yesterday. Oh man, I feel bad for her. :(