The Impact of Coronavirus on Society

The Impact of Coronavirus on Society

Life is not the same as it used to be. Coronavirus has impacted our everyday lives with good and bad intentions.  Stores closed, people mourned their loss of their family, and jobs have exponentially lowered. However, some good has come out of this quarantine. There’s more time to spend with family, either on Zoom or at home, free time is finally an option, and new hobbies have blossomed. These new waves of Covid have also interrupted many companies, including the stock market itself. In February of 2020, when the coronavirus was first announced, the U.S economy plunged into a recession. Many sources, such as the World Bank forecast, thought that the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year. That would represent the deepest recession since the Second World War. It would mean that many men and women would have to close their stores, leaving them unemployed. Many sources have different numbers of unemployed people in the U.S, but most say that about 10-14 million Americans lost their jobs due to the dreadful virus. 

Other downfalls have occurred during this period, such as the Australian bushfires, many deaths, protests, Donald Trump’s impeachment, the riot at the White House, Mars Rover landing, U.S wildfires, natural disasters, climate change, and so much more. These all happened throughout the devilish year we call 2020. We still have our hardships, but by now, more regulations have been lifted. With the coronavirus slowly receding, governors around the United States are beginning to relax the pandemic restrictions. We can leave the house a little more, but still must take careful precautions, such as masks and disinfectants. On March 13, we celebrated our first year of quarantine. A year of a new, yet repeating life. 

New equipment has formed to take down this pest. Hand cleansers, wipes, masks, and even novel thermometers can be activated at a press of a button. Although some regulations have been raised, we still have to listen to the mandates. There are handwashing stations at every corner, and masks are required wherever you go. This is part of everyone’s life, and whether you like it or not, you must abide by the rules. Just think, by wearing that mask wherever you go, or washing your hands frequently, 20-30 seconds at a time, you’re not just helping yourself, you’re taking care of your loved ones, and ultimately, the world. Soon, you’ll be rewarded with the coronavirus gone. So do your part, take that time to use careful measurements. Six feet apart, often temperature checks, and masks up and over your nose. Be the hero of the globe. 

If you want some more information, click this link to the CDC website about the coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Orange County Regulations and Information: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/

Important Ways to Slow the Spread: 

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to reduce the risk of spreading
  • Stay six feet apart from others who don’t live with you 
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated areas
  • Get a Covid-19 Vaccine when it’s available to you
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds. Use hand sanitizer/ hand wipes if soap and water are not available.