The world is reacting to the very scary COVID-19 with silliness.
Sometimes when things get the darkest, you just have to have a good morbid laugh. As researchers and governments across the globe scramble to find a vaccine for the quickly spreading COVID-19 virus that has killed more than 4,000 people and infected over 114,000 around the world, there are, of course, some nations attempting to avert a potential panic with a bit of levity.
Specifically, the governments of Vietnam, China and Mexico are among those attempting to take worried citizens' minds off the endless news updates through music, as are a number of independent and parody artists who've greeted the scary virus with silly songs (note: some of the songs below contain content that some might find offensive).
In China, the nation where the virus originated, an all-star group of movie and music icons -- including Jackie Chan, Wang Leehom, Xiao Zhan and others -- have banded together for the soaring ballad "Believe Love Will Triumph."