CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 52 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 6.5.2020
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CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 52 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Wednesday 6th May 2020
Artists create coronavirus-themed versions of Where’s Waldo, which show the much-loved children’s book character in totally empty public spaces
Argentinian artist Pedro Mezzini shared his Covid-19-themed version of the children’s book on Instagram, revealing three different ‘puzzles’.
Each of the book pages he designed shows Waldo – or Wally as he is known in other countries – standing by himself in abandoned public areas.
Cartoonist Clay Bennett, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, also created his own version, which shows Waldo standing six feet away from those around him.
Many people around the world have been asked to quarantine themselves in light of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many public spaces empty
There are few people in the world who have yet to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic – and now it seems one of the most famous children’s book characters is feeling the impact of the illness as well.
Where’s Waldo has been given a Covid-19-themed update by several artists, who have placed the beloved cartoon in a new set of surroundings that reflect the current state of many of the world’s busiest countries.
Argentinian artist Pedro Mezzini shared several designs on his Instagram account, showing the iconic Waldo – or Wally as he is known in many countries – standing in totally empty open spaces, a stark reality that many cities and towns around the world are now facing as a result of self-isolation measures that have been put in place to combat the spread of the virus.
Something different: Artists have put a coronavirus-themed spin on beloved children’s book Where’s Waldo to illustrate the new reality that many face as a result of quarantine.
Easy to spot! Argentinian artist Pedro Mezzini shared several different scenarios, depicting Waldo – or Wally as he is known in many countries – in different locations.
In one image, Waldo can be seen standing in a field, surrounded by grass, trees – and nobody else.
Another double-page spread sees Waldo walking across a totally vacant beach, with just a few abandoned towels and umbrellas serving as evidence that anyone else was ever there.
The third depiction from Pedro’s rendition of Waldo shows the character strolling through what looks like a normally-busy town that has been left completely empty.
Pedro’s take on the beloved Where’s Waldo series was met with delight from his Instagram followers, many of whom asked how they can purchase their own version of the book.
‘This is awesome!!!’ one person commented, as another chimed in: ‘Where can I purchase?’
One follower suggested that Pedro use a crowdfunding website in order to finance production of the book for the wider public.
Pedro’s followers went wild for his artwork, with many asking him to turn it into a real book for purchase.
‘Would it be possible to make this book real?’ the person wrote: ‘Crowdfunding? I love this and [it is making] me laugh again and again!!!’
Pedro is not the only artist to put a coronvirus spin on the children’s book character.
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based cartoonist Clay Bennett, who works for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, shared his version on Twitter: an image that shows Waldo standing in a field standing six feet away from the nearest person.
Unlike Pedro’s take, Waldo does have other friends around him, however they are all following social distancing guidelines and keeping a very safe distance from one another.
Much like Pedro however, Clay received plenty of support from his followers, with many praising him for helping to put a light-hearted spin on the distressing global situation.
‘I NEED that book!!’ one wrote, while another said: ‘We need more humour these days. Thanks!’
Europe’s highest coronavirus death toll is Britain’s shame
The UK now has the highest death toll in Europe from coronavirus after new official figures revealed more than 32,000 people have died from Covid-19.
Behind that appalling figure lies the pain of grieving families and communities as this global pandemic extracts a deep personal price.
It is shameful that one of the wealthiest countries in the world has been brought to its knees by an incompetent response to national crisis.
An under-resourced NHS managed to pull off a miracle of treatment while the common sense of British citizens prevailed.
They not only abided by lockdown rules but initiated themselves voluntarily while their Government prevaricated.
UK now has a higher coronavirus death toll than Italy
The image of bumbling Boris Johnson boasting that he was shaking hands on the day scientific advisers recommended against it sums up the incompetence at the top. The reluctance to go into lockdown, the blind alley of a herd immunity strategy, the neglect of care homes and the U-turn on tracking and tracing turned the UK into the epicentre of coronavirus deaths in Europe.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Life reveals its beauty in time.
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. — Frank Lloyd Wright
Happiness is…finding Wally
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
What do you call a small mother?
Love is…the anticipation
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 32 17 Times – 153 Feet Cumulative Total 4,734 Feet
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
Country Confirmed cases Deaths
1 US 1,257,023 75,662
2 UK 207,977 30,689
3 Italy 215,858 29,958
4 Spain 221,447 26,070
5 France 173,163 25,952
6 Brazil 135,773 9,190
7 Belgium 51,420 8,415
8 Germany 169,430 7,392
9 Iran 103,135 6,486
10 Netherlands 41,973 5,306
UK deaths yesterday 639
Global cases Updated 8 May at 09:06 local
Confirmed 3,845,607 +90,266
Deaths 269,564 +5,733
Recovered 1,282,930 +37,515
©2020 Phil M Robinson