Video of professional dancers carrying a coffin with a dance in Ghana is one of the most popular materials of social media. The phenomenon adapted to different formats caused a big reaction in social media, with a group of healthcare workers inspired by the video, carrying a representative COVID-19 victim on their shoulders and dancing.
Thanks to their extraordinary struggle against the new type of coronavirus, healthcare professionals, who are known as real-life superheroes, are at the top of the professional groups that need morale the most these days. However, health workers may not always be ‘heroic’ in order to find morale.
We have come across many TikTok videos that we have seen doctors and nurses dancing in hospital corridors. A new TikTok video shot at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, USA received a violent reaction from social media users.
Health care workers’ dancing with a person in the plastic bag written COVID-19 drew great reaction
In the video in question, there are four healthcare workers carrying a person in a plastic bag with COVID-19 dancing. As you can imagine, this video is inspired by the video of professional dancers who carry a coffin with dance in Ghana.
This sharing, which received millions of views in a short time, was not well received on social media. For example, American YouTuber and journalist Blaire White expressed his reaction by saying, “Nurses are trying to become famous using COVID-19 as people die and lose their livelihoods.” Another user quoted the video and said, “This could be the most unpleasant thing I have ever seen all year round.”
COVID-19 cases in the U.S. exceed 1 million
The response of the social media user, who lost a relative due to coronavirus, was much tougher: “This is a great disrespect for other health workers struggling in the front line and people who lost their relatives like me. I hope the hospital where they work will see this video. Disgusting”
On the other hand, there were users who supported and welcomed healthcare professionals. For example, a user pointed out that COVID-19 thinks it should never be a TikTok material, but healthcare workers are trying to deal with such videos with the horrible views they see every day. Another Twitter user argued that healthcare professionals are under great stress and just want to have some fun.
Health workers’ TikTok video cut social media into two
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are currently more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 60,000 deaths in the country. The number of cases and deaths in the state of Missouri, where the video was taken, is not surprising, given the fact that many people in the USA, 7.254 and 329. were affected directly or indirectly by the epidemic.
American healthcare workers react to TikTok video