Vo’s Concerns: COVID-19


By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

An Vo

The coronavirus pandemic has taken over the lives of many worldwide and is ruining our society. It causes people to have difficulty in having a normal lifestyle and results in things like remote education and being ordered to stay at home.

Events and meetings have been canceled due to the COVID-19. Instead of students and staff attending school weekly with their physical bodies, they must stay sheltered within their own homes and learn through the style of remote learning.

Teachers now use online resources such as Khan Academy to teach students through platforms such as Google Classroom rather than assigning them work in person. This leads students to go in the opposite direction as many believe that they don’t need to participate in school-related materials anymore.

Under the stay-at-home rule, people’s options are limited. Home can feel like a prison. It’s like the sun no longer exists. Even though this method keeps people safe and persuades them to practice social practices and maintain hygiene.

Not only has the COVID-19 affected school, but it also affects relationships among other people. Students and staff in school usually see each other in person on a daily basis and since school and everywhere else is canceled due to the disease, people won’t be able to see each other face-to-face unless they use devices with the ability to contact others.

This is unfair to those without electronics as they aren’t able to access classwork assignments through the internet and aren’t able to contact others if they need help. Having little to no access to technology is a learning roadblock.

Many people find it easy to cope with boredom due to their access to technology, but those who don’t have access must find ways to cope. One way is reading books and studying material from previous school work that may be useful in the future.

Another way to cope with boredom while staying at home is drawing. You can practice using different styles of art to enhance the skills needed for your future career. Plus, you can add your drawings to your portfolio when you want to apply for a job that requires you to showcase your work. There’s plenty of time for ways to improve skills needed for the future.

The final problem with the COVID-19 is that high school seniors aren’t able to participate in events due to school closures such as prom, graduation ceremonies, and it can affect their transition to college and career. Seniors will want to experience what previous graduates had gone through in person. It’s more meaningful to see the smiles of your family and friends in person rather than celebrating their years of success through the internet.