Surgeon General Says Country Won’t Reopen By May. Look at This to Keep From Crying.



By Keya Vakil

April 10, 2020

It’s important to find some light in these scary times. As most of the country is under a stay-at-home order, we’re turning to the Internet.

Despite calls from some Trump administration officials to revisit social distancing guidelines, Surgeon General Jerome Adams admitted Friday most places in the United States will not be ready to reopen by May.

“There are places around the country that have seen consistently low levels, and as we ramp up testing and can feel more confident that these places actually can do surveillance, and can do public health follow-up, some places will be able to think about opening on May 1,” Adams told Fox News. “Most of the country will not, to be honest with you, but some will.” 

It’s important to find some light and laughs amidst this new normal we call life in a pandemic, and as most of the country is under a stay-at-home order, we’re turning to the Internet. Here are 12 of the best viral posts of the week.

To kick things off, we’ve got this delightful video of BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter narrating his dogs’ quiet battle over a rubber bone.

In what is perhaps the most creative quarantine TikTok to date, Dutch film director Alina Polichuk parodied the character selection process in many a video game.

Next up, we’ve got this post from the Ohio Department of Health, which succinctly explains the impact of social distancing better than perhaps any piece of content before it.

Sometimes, you rely on experts to inform and educate you. Other times, like this week, that duty falls to frozen meat brand Steak-umm, which went viral twice with these insightful threads:

And now, some more canine content:

In a pretty substantial 180, check out this delightful roast of actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

To be clear, we do not recommend doing whatever you call this, but we applaud the use of a mask and gloves. Safety first.

Sometimes, you just need an injection of hope straight into your veins. This video of a newborn being shampooed is certain to put a smile on your face.

Major League Baseball may or may not have a season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some dads out there hitting home runs.

This extremely niche post will only make sense to those who’ve seen Call Me By Your Name, the 2017 romantic drama starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. If you haven’t seen it, you should watch it. Also, check out Parasite on Hulu!

And finally, we leave you with this incredibly charming video of siblings being siblings:


  • Keya Vakil

    Keya Vakil is the deputy political editor at COURIER. He previously worked as a researcher in the film industry and dabbled in the political world.

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