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Andy Hardwick’s Viral Viral Video

Andy Hardwick, UK coronavirus sufferer (Nicola Hardwick/Facebook, via the Guardian)

This video of Andy Hardwick, a British coronavirus patient, brings home hard what the experience of living with it is like. It went, um, viral in the UK. If you’re starting to wonder if social distancing is worth it, watch this. If, like me, you are tempted to think that maybe it wouldn’t be such a big deal to go out to the grocery store to buy some more diet Snapple, watch this. Is it worth risking it?

According to the Guardian story, Andy’s doing a bit better now. His wife said his friends barely recognized him in this video.

If you do go out to get groceries, what’s the safe way to handle them? Here’s a great video by a physician, a clip that’s full of clear, practical advice answering that question. Seriously, take the 13 minutes or so to watch this presentation:

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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