by Mia Hoffman, 04/09/2020, Traverse City, MI

Middle School 6-8 Category

This is a struggle for everyone. Not just the people that are sick, but the people that are alone completely stuck in their homes with nothing but themselves. Many people have lost their jobs. They don’t have access to any source of money. This makes it just as hard to go through as anyone else.
Many people, (most of them being younger) are not taking this as seriously as they should. They aren’t realizing how much this is impacting the world around them. They are hanging out with their friends, going into public places when not necessary, taking away resources when they are not needed for them, going on trips, even when they know it is unsafe for them and everyone around them, and so much more. I think most people are seeing coronavirus as just another thing, such as a weather hazard or the flu. Although it is similar to a sickness that is going around, it is spreading faster than ever.
Coronavirus is changing everyone’s daily life. It is sweeping the sickness all across not just the country but the world itself. In early March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus as a pandemic disease outbreak. The disease is taking place in every part of the world and is affecting very high populations in each place. The World Health Organization has said that there are around 1.4 million cases of Coronavirus that have come back positive. That number is only going to continue increasing if everyone doesn’t stay inside of their homes.
We don’t know much about what is going to happen in the near future or how our lives are going to be permanently changed, but we do know that the virus is only going to continue spreading if people do not start taking this pandemic seriously. People need to stop being so selfish and going to unnecessary places for unnecessary reasons. We can help stop this from going any further and have our normal lives back sooner if everyone listens to what the presidents and governors have to say and what they are telling everyone to do. To help ourselves and everyone around us stay healthy and safe, we need to stay inside and stay alert with new updates and rules.