Adley Stump, a singer and former contestant on The Voice, shared her coronavirus rules in the parody video she shared on social media. Stump brilliantly pokes fun at the mixed messages surrounding the novel coronavirus while holding a mock press conference on what people should and should not be doing during the pandemic.
‘Yeah, I really don’t understand why everybody isn’t following the same rules right now. They’re very clear. So let’s take a minute and go over them again,’ says the 31-year-old host of The Adley Show on Facebook.
‘First, you must not leave the house for any reason, unless, of course, you have a reason and then you may leave the house,’ she explains. ‘All stores are closed, except those that are open. And all stores must close, unless, of course, they need to stay open.’
Adley goes on to address some of the confusing misinformation about the virus, which is still a mystery to doctors and scientists around the world.
‘This virus is deadly, but don’t be afraid of it,’ she says. ‘It can only kill people who are vulnerable…and also those who are not vulnerable.
‘We should stay locked down until the virus stops infecting people, and it will only stop infecting people if enough of us get infected that we build immunity,’ she continues. ‘So it is very important that we get infected and also do not get infected.’
During the spoof broadcast, Adley references previous beliefs about COVID-19 that have been proven not to be true.
‘This virus has no effect on children except for those children in which it affects,’ she says. ‘The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours or four hours — or six hours.
‘But in most cases, it’s days and not hours, and it needs a damp environment or a cold environment that is warm and dry.’
With parents around the country homeschool their children during the global crisis, she also shares some information about home education.
‘If you are at home, you can school your children using various portals and online classrooms unless you have poor internet, more than one child, only one computer, or you’re working from home,’ she explains.
‘Baking cakes can be considered math, science or art,’ she notes. ‘If you are home educating, you can include household chores within their education curriculum.
‘And if you are home educating you may start drinking at approximately 10 a.m. every day. If you are not home educating children, you may also start drinking at approximately 10 a.m.’
When Adley addresses the use of face masks in public places, a requirement in seven states, she recalls how Americans were initially told the face coverings would not protect them from the virus.