COVID-19 has now spread to just about every corner of the world by now. There are a lot of recommendations about what you should be doing to stay safe during the pandemic. Variety Streamer is here to tell you why you should stream during COVID-19 lockdowns.
1 – Your friends need you to stream during COVID-19 lockdowns
Look, pal, you’re not the only person who is running out of things to binge-watch on Netflix. After re-watching The Office for the 10th time (amateur numbers, I know) and speedrunning the SNES library, we’ve run out of things to do. Your friends need you to stream, right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeling a little uneasy? Read our article on streaming with anxiety.
2 – No mask required
Check this out, you get to interact with other people, and you don’t need to wear a mask. No need to cough into the crook of your armpit or even bathe yourself in hand sanitizer. Your stream space is already sparkly clean from getting wiped down every 10 minutes.
3 – There are a lot of people online right now
With everyone getting their social interactions where they can, Twitch and other streaming platforms are getting record viewership. Why not hop on in and see if you can catch the eye of a few more people. You never know, you might make a life long friend in the process. Need category recommendations? We have you covered.
4 – You know that we know that you’re playing games instead of streaming during COVID-19
That’s right, we know that you’ve been bingeing the Final Fantasy 7 remake and carefully planning out your island in Animal Crossing. With so many people feeling financially insecure right now, they might have put off these AAA purchases. Let them in on the fun!
5 – Save lives by streaming COVID-19
Now is the perfect opportunity to flex those charitable muscles. Right now, there are millions of people who are out of work and will be in need of medical care. There are several groups that you can help out by running your own charity stream. Here is a list of charities you can stream for and even donate to right now!
Feeding America is working to increase the output of food banks across America.
Alight is working to fund emergency responses and stop the spread of COVID-19 in over 20 countries.
Direct Relief works to make sure that doctors and nurses, both in the USA and abroad have the life saving medical equipment they need.
CDC Foundation works closely with the Center for Disease control to help direct private and philanthropic funds most during outbreaks.
United Nations Foundations is working to assist the World Health Organization to respond to the pandemic across the globe.