The global rise in Covid-19 cases has forced everyone to come back to strictly following precautionary guidelines to limit the spread. Despite the seriousness, there are people who throw caution to the wind and flout guidelines by not wearing masks, congregating in crowded places, or sneaking around during lockdown hours. However, one thing that is almost sacrosanct is that if you have tested positive, it is a moral responsibility to isolate yourself. However, in a bizarre incident in New York City, a woman who is HIV-positive for Covid-19 joined the family Christmas celebrations in a plastic bubble costume. Not wanting to let her miss the celebrations, the woman’s family gave her a plastic bubble, the Daily Star reported. Her sister Crista LaRocks shared the clip of her joining the Christmas celebrations in a plastic bubble on TikTok with the caption “When your sister gets Covid for Christmas… you give her a bubble !!!” The Christmas carol, “Jingle Bell Rock” was added as background music for the video.
Crista’s sister is seen wearing a party hat and sitting on a plastic chair inside the tent as her family gathered around her at the table. The video also shows the family dog taking an interest in the strange object after a while, and paws it up.
The clip received a mixed response from netizens, who are divided over the woman’s presence at the family dinner. Many have questioned the effectiveness of the precautionary technique. One user said, “Yeah, I don’t think it works,” while another commented, “$ 10 for the whole family is getting it before New Years or earlier because it’s not sealed. “
Some were more empathetic and optimistic about the bubble suit. One user called the move “sweet” and said it shows how close and loving the family is. Another user commented “When someone catches Covid, they’re still human. If you’re in the same household, there’s a good chance you’ll get it anyway. This is so cute.”
What do you think of this strange precautionary measure?
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