Stamma Gramma gives COVID-19 warning

Stamma Gramma gives COVID-19 warning

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Stamma Gramma, former dancehall singjay-cum-podcaster, hopes his podcast dubbed Patient Zero from The Grammar Podcast can assist in spreading awareness about the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and ultimately save lives.

“On a platform such as Facebook in these unprecedented times, there is all sorts of...negative content being shared with the intent to mislead, misguide, harbour panic and humour. There needs to be cooler heads prevailing, that is why I use my platform to assist and educate and encourage individuals in need rather than constructing jokes,” said the artiste, whose real name is Michael Williams.

The Patient Zero video was shared over 4,000 times online, and was set out on a platform reaching 1.4 million people, with the majority of the audience from the Caribbean accounting for roughly 750,000 views.

“Many Facebook users saw it as one of the most informative, educational and appropriate videos during an unfortunate time where fear spreads faster than any virus. I feel good to know that I could keep a level head in such an uncertain time,” he said.

Italy's death toll yesterday was 9,134, with 919 deaths in 24 hours. Worldwide, more than 25,000 people have died from coronavirus, an infection which has affected more than half a million people.

So far, Jamaica has recorded over 26 cases with one death.

He urges the people of Jamaica to refrain from taking the virus lightly.

“One of my family members from New Jersey contracted it and gave his whole family, his wife and his kids and they are under quarantine now. Take it serious, practise social distancing. We can defeat this thing, and we have to defeat this thing for the good of humanity. We just have to follow instructions and keep a hopeful outlook, no matter how bad the situation might get. Better days will be here again. God is always in control,” Stamma Gramma said.

Stamma Gramma is known for songs including Scammer Anthem and So Deadly.


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