The world’s attention surrounds the coronavirus pandemic. Tours are canceled, supermarkets are packed (and, likely, ransacked), tensions are high, and … couches are filled. We’re being told to stay home if necessary and possible, self-isolating to prevent risk of spreading or contracting the virus, which means it’s time to load up on snacks and watch TV.
Bars are closed, tours canceled, the government’s latest update (as of Monday afternoon) urges public gatherings of no more than 10 people, and so on.
Comedy legend Mel Brooks and his son, Max Brooks, put together a quick PSA about why it’s so important to exercise social distancing right now. Just watch it:
— Max Brooks (@maxbrooksauthor) March 16, 2020
It’s pretty simple. Just be smart, and #DontBeASpreader!
Social distancing was also the focus of an amusing meme photo involving the Beatles and an altered photo of the Abbey Road album cover:
Well done, lads. pic.twitter.com/5BjgTM30XX
— Ben Stanley (@BDStanley) March 16, 2020
Put simply, the idea is to maintain a distance between you and other people — in this case, at least six feet.
If you’re already bored by self-isolation and hanging out around the house, there are a number of great music films/documentaries available on your favorite streaming platform right now — so check that out for some ideas, including Echo in the Canyon and documentaries about Oasis, the Stone Roses, John Lennon + Yoko Ono, and more … including Bruce Springsteen’s one-man Broadway show, streaming on Netflix.
Some bands have taken to live-streaming gigs in empty venues to help alleviate the absence of going to concerts as a result of the coronavirus, and that’s allowed for some great time-killing as well.