COVID Changes Classroom Attendance

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in various aspects, such as losing hands-on-learning in their sophomore year. Also lost, is being able to go to school with instructors. It also has stopped people from getting job opportunities.

Nevertheless, it made it hard for families to get food and to wash clothes because the stores and laundromats have been close down since the pandemic started. COVID-19 has also affected women because it has made it very hard if they are pregnant because traveling to have a check-up is difficult. The pandemic has made it hard for elderly family members to get their medication in to get back in fourth to their doctor appointments.

As of Aug. 15, 2020, there are 5,228,817 total cases and 166,317 deaths. This pandemic has affected thousands of people, who are either sick or are being killed due to the spread of this disease. The most common COVID symptoms of this viral infection are fever, cold, cough, bone pain, and breathing problems, which ultimately leads to pneumonia. Since this a new viral disease affecting humans for the first time, there is no cure and vaccines are not yet available.

The emphasis is on taking precautions such as extensive hygiene protocol — regularly washing of hands, avoidance of face to face interaction, etc. — social distancing, and wearing of masks, and so on. This virus is spreading exponentially region wise. Countries are banning gatherings of people to spread and break the exponential curve, according to the NCBI. Many countries are locking their population and enforcing strict quarantine to control the spread of the havoc of this highly communicable disease.

COVID-19 has rapidly affected day to day life, businesses, disrupted the world trade, and movements. Identification of the disease at an early stage is vital to control the spread of the virus because it very rapidly spreads from person to person.  This virus creates significant changes in the daily life of citizens, as well as the global economy.

Written by Candice Bibbs
Edited By Cathy Milne-Ware

Sources:

NCBI: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic in daily life

Featured and Top Image Courtesy of Thuraya Al Jiboury’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons Licenses

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