This is a topic that is hard to talk about because it almost seems as if everyday we’re learning new things about the virus. Various news outlets, talk shows, and government officials are coming out with new information that contradicts previously accepted theories or brand new revelations as numbers of cases climb throughout the world.
I think the world collectively didn’t think anything of it at first. Of course we knew it existed and but I think we truly underestimated just how far their virus’ reach was. I distinctly remember seeing various memes about the corona virus somewhere around mid-January.
Although the epicenter of COVID-19 is millions of miles away from where I’m sitting right now it has still effected many around me, even individuals that I know personally. It was a stark reminder that we are all connected one way or another. We come from different families and we look different and speak of myriad of languages but somehow we are all the same at the end of the day.
As far as all my classes being shifted online, at first I was very upset. I am a very stubborn person, I’m very aware of this and so naturally this change didn’t sit well with me.
However, many professors have been super understanding so I haven’t been as nervous or anxious. It’s also good to keep in mind that this is a big shift for professors as well. This is a time where we all need to be understanding of one another. Kindness and patience are free and go a long way!
During these scary times, I think it’s also important to stress some positivities we can find during these times. For one, this may change the way the United States prepares for another pandemic virus. Should we ever encounter something like this again, I feel all of us will be more prepared which in effect will qualm mass hysteria and panic from spreading.
I think this is also a great time for cities like New York to come to a standstill and not get caught up in the bustle of things. Many people are able to work from home so the use of MTA and Uber has plummeted greatly. Everyone can stop, close their eyes, and just take a second to live in the moment. The city may finally be able to rest for a while.
To conclude this post, I just want to wish safety and health for everyone and their families. Please cherish the moments with those around you and remember to social distance and wash your hands! That is all for now and I hope to hear from some of you!