Celebrities Cure the Coronavirus With Uplifting Song


Devin Wilkes, Editorals Editor

The world saw a drastic decline of coronavirus cases after “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot enlisted the help of her celebrity friends to record an inspiring take on John Lennon’s “Imagine.” 

In a three-minute Instagram video posted on March 18, Gadot explained that she was “feeling philosophical” about the coronavirus pandemic on her sixth day of self-quarantine. Inspired by a video of an Italian man playing the trumpet on his balcony during Italy’s lockdown, Gadot began singing “Imagine there’s no heaven.” The video then continued in a totally-not-awkward-and-uncomfortable line-for-line baton pass featuring a star-studded cast singing along while in their self-isolation.

It was those words that would hinder the growing coronavirus crisis, as the number of worldwide cases immediately began to plummet. As soon as the video was posted on social media, the 860 million cases around the world declined to about 840 million. In the United States alone, the statistics decreased from 163,539 all the way down to 8,825, and are continuing to go down by the hour. 

“In my 110 years in this field, I have never seen anything like this. And I was there during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic!” says 134-year-old doctor Joseph King, who was helping to treat coronavirus patients.

“It is unbelievable how one video can change my life and the lives of millions of others in my situation,” stated cured COVID-19 patient Anita Bathe. “Despite the fact that I didn’t recognize most of the celebrities and there were many painfully awkward moments, Gadot helped the world in a monumental way”

President Trump took no time to congratulate the actress on the video’s success, stating in a press conference, “Gal Gadot and her uplifting take on ‘Imagine’ proved that she is not only an American hero, but an international symbol of humanity and altruism. She will be receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom and Nobel Peace Prize as soon as we end this self-quarantine period.”