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    Coronavirus Outbreak Turns Into Pandemic (233)

    With millions of Americans sent home from work or school in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19, they’ve found novel ways to pass the time. From putting up Christmas decorations to organizing outdoor get-togethers with strict social distancing rules, these folks refuse to let the dark times dampen their spirits.

    Amid a national emergency, millions of Americans have found themselves working and schooling from home for days on end. It’s a situation playing out around the globe as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. However, each country is dealing with it differently. In Italy and Spain, they’re singing on their balconies and playing high-altitude tennis, but in the United States, folks are putting up their Christmas lights and breaking out the lawn chairs.

    “What if we all put our Christmas lights back up? Then we could get in the car and drive around and look at them. That seems like a fair social distancing activity,” Lane Grindle, a radio broadcaster with the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, suggested on Twitter Sunday.

    ​However, folks didn’t wait for Gindle’s pitch - they were already in motion across the country.

    ​“There are dark times ahead,” one Twitterer noted, “but I can still put love & light out into the world.”

    ​“Lights are on tonight as a sign of hope and the sweet mind of my 10 year old,” one father said.

    ​However, one user noted they had never taken their Christmas lights down! Maybe what they say is true, and if you wait long enough, everything will come back into style?

    ​However, hanging lights wasn’t the only activity Americans were doing at a safe, 6-foot distance from one another. Social media users also shared photos of their neighbors spaced well apart on their front lawns so as to not accidentally communicate the virus along with the latest gossip.

    ​It’s only a matter of time until they try out their choir voices!

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