The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of COVID-19

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Shayne Zientek, Social Media Manager

The Good

Although it seems that there is a low cloud of despair over the country, some positives have come out of the stay at home order. Families forced being together more than usual has resulted in spending more time together. This means more time for playing games together, maybe a puzzle and having movie nights. With a more distant family, you could hold a virtual Zoom call so you can see and talk to all your family members. The real challenge there is to try and explain to your grandparents how to work Zoom.

 

The Bad

It is always best to look on the bright side of things, but it can be hard to not escape the bad. The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused many Americans to lose their jobs, resulting in 36.5 million citizens filing for unemployment. To put it into perspective, 15 million people were unemployed during the Great Depression. This is surely having an effect on people, and their level of income. 

The Ugly

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Along with the bad, there is a lot of ugly that comes with it. As of May 14, 2020, according to the CDC, the United States has 1,384,930 confirmed cases and 83,947 deaths. Across the globe, there are 4,371,611 cases and 297,682 deaths. Most of these deaths are of elderly people, and people that have previous conditions that make them more susceptible to the virus. However, this does not mean that it is not harmful to everyone else. It is best to stay home, quarantine and be mindful of your interactions with people and public places.