CNN partnered with Sesame Street for a Coronavirus Townhall for kids and their parents titled, “The ABC’s Of COVID19” where children got to learn more about the coronavirus pandemic and ask their questions. The Townhall was moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Erica Hill from CNN and Big Bird from Sesame Street. They were joined by the crew from Sesame Street and had doctors and other professionals join in and answer children’s’ questions regarding the coronavirus
So it was that in the year of our Lord Two thousand and twenty that the world was hit by a great fiendish plague of untold magnitude that spread to all corners of the world bringing disease, dis-ease, malaise, pain, sorrow, and confusion. Like a great whirlwind, it swept through the world - upending countries, governments, communities, education, and life, leaving death, tears, and confusion in its wake.
I have always loved books and movies. They have been my way of learning new things, visiting new places, being educated about history, and learning about different people. When I was younger, it was something of a ritual for my parents to visit the video rental shop and buy VHS movie tapes which we would watch that weekend. This was long before the internet, the PC, and the technology explosion. There was always something for everyone - Ninja movies, action flicks, drama, comedy, and much more. Sometimes, my dad would give us a lecture at the end of the film to drive home some life lessons. One of his favorite expressions was 'In every work of fiction, there is an element of truth'.
The Corona Virus pandemic has caused major disruptions in day to day life. Virtually everything has been affected – Homelife; Schooling, Work; Entertainment; Communication; Business, etc. A major effect of this is that all over the world, even the most ardent technology skeptics have been forced to acquaint and/or re-acquaint themselves with new ways of doing things.