One weird thing about the coronavirus is the number of viral videos of doctors and nurses dancing in hospitals.
Medical professionals are taking videos of choreographed routines performed in hospitals or on hospital grounds, often decked out in scrubs and their personal protective equipment(PPE) like masks, gowns, and gloves.
Some say that this is a reasonable way for medical professionals to let off some steam as the world is in the midst of a global pandemic.
— Coronavirus Updates – Alexander Higgins (@kr3at) April 11, 2020
— Southwest Live-In Care (@in_southwest) April 7, 2020
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) April 3, 2020
The level-up is real! Shoutout to the nurses at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. (📽️: @tjuh_pool via IG) pic.twitter.com/zHRTR248JF
— ESSENCE (@Essence) April 8, 2020
Mainstream media: hospitals are overwhelmed, everyone is dying!
— Cuomo's Nipple Rings (@ill_drew) April 6, 2020
When your lunch breaks can no longer be taken in the cafeteria, face time is not available but bootie dancing is safe. pic.twitter.com/ERd5Yz63l6
— NWOB_org_nurses (@nwob_org_Nurses) April 9, 2020
Others claim that this is proof positive that the hospitalizations and consequences of COVID-19 are overblown. Clearly, the Tweeters state, if doctors and nurses can choreograph and rehearse a dance for likes and clicks, the situation isn’t so serious after all.
If dancing nurses in countless videos doesn’t make normies stop and think for even a second that perhaps all of this is at the very least over blown, what makes you think you can reach these people and help them think clearly and freely or have the basic capacity #LockdownEaster pic.twitter.com/ZudFPoD1lb
— ᎠᏒIIIVΞᏒ (@DRIIIV3R) April 12, 2020
It seems like a waste of PPE which we have a shortage of right now.
The real problem is that many people are just getting really annoyed with it.
Twitter user Susan St. James seems to have clinched it right here:
I don't want to offend anybody, but I have to speak my mind. I'm starting to get pissed off by seeing these dancing nurses. The hospitals are so slow with nobody at all coming in that nurses can make stupid videos while I'm stuck at home away from my job. pic.twitter.com/Nb4D5BKnqH
— Susan St. James (@SusanStJames3) April 13, 2020
Kudos to Susan with the awesome tweet!
This dancing thing isn’t just in the U.S. either… it’s a worldwide thing.
— World Updates (@Rntk____) April 8, 2020
These doctors and nurses are dancing to keep their spirits up during the fight against coronavirus.
Iran is facing medical supply shortages as a result of sanctions. pic.twitter.com/VDgizIADQz
— AJ+ (@ajplus) March 6, 2020
Doctors and nurses from Ichilov Hospital made a video of them dancing to cheer the people during this hard time. pic.twitter.com/x8DbH776ie
— Noy (@Noyalevy_) April 6, 2020
So, what do you think of this new online trend?
Is it cute?
Is it cool?
Is it completely tone-deaf?