The impact of COVID
“Mask” has become somewhat of a buzzword in this strange year of 2020. Some cities and states have had mask mandates from the beginning while others never have. Some businesses, large and small, have refused to let patrons enter without a face covering while others have ignored the suggestions from the CDC and have allowed customers to come in as they are. Some schools are back in session — completely online, some are doing a hybrid model with parents choosing whether their children attend in person or online, and others are in person only — with masks mandated or not.
The above paragraph is a composite of ideas we likely never imagined we would hear in our lifetimes. COVID-19 turned the world upside down six months ago, and there are still more questions than there are answers. Some researchers, scientists and doctors claim that the best way to curb the number of people who contract the virus before a vaccine can be established is to wear masks and wash your hands regularly. Others say mask wearing is only delaying the inevitable and the best way to get COVID under control is to develop herd immunity. A few have implied or outright stated COVID is nothing to worry about. So, what are we to believe? What’s the right or best thing to do? Adults in positions of authority have determined the best course of actions across the country, and the impacts of those decisions haven’t just been felt by other adults, they have been felt by us kids, too. If you want to know just how we feel and how COVID has impacted us, please read on.
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