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Stay inside

Recently, I’ve been seeing that a lot of people have been ignoring the cautions of this pandemic and are going outside in groups to meet up.

This severely concerns me for even though the curve for COVID-19 is flattening, people need to understand that this is still a global health crisis. There are more than 1 million cases and more than 68,000 deaths just in the US. This may seem like not a lot but it is.

In recent weeks, many people swarmed the beaches from Florida to Australia. One commenter said, “If I get corona, I get corona.” Then, shortly after this, Washington, D.C., metro officials begged for riders to not visit the cherry blossoms yet many didn’t listen. Their main point is that this is America, and I’ll do what I want.

I found this to be very insensitive. I know that humans are social beings and need other human contact, but in times like these flooding to places and not being confined with your family and the people you love can be irresponsible.

Yes, it’s tough being isolated, I know, we are all going through this together. I think it’s important to keep our community and the people who work on the front lines in mind. We all want this virus to be gone and the least we can do for all the brave individuals who are helping to fight this and all of the affected who need their support is to stay inside.

Marie Briggs

Spokane


 

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