We are living within the pages of a future history book.

The year the world was shut down.

A time where everything changed.

As humans, we’re good at adapting to change,

yet nobody was ready for this.

All over social media, people are sharing their experience.

It’s a repetitive “I’m bored”.

Many people even meet up with their friends.

In a way, it’s how they cope with it.

We always learned about pandemics,

but we never thought we’d be living through one.

Within a short amount of time,

everything was taken from us.

We had to leave school.

We had to leave our jobs.

We quickly were in lockdown.

But there’s more to the situation,

then what you’re seeing on social media.

Yes, being inside all day isn’t ideal.

However, there are people struggling.

Some essential workers can’t go home to their families,

because they don’t want to expose their family.

Some people work day and night around the virus,

risking their life,

to save another.

People can’t even attend funerals of their loved ones.

The only face-to-face interaction they have, is zoom.

Many people have fallen into a depressive state.

It’s not about being in quarantine.

It’s about when it’ll all be over.

It’s the fear that it’s only going to get worse.

It’s living everyday at home,

with nothing but your thoughts.

You go online to cheer up,

only to see the death tolls spiking.

It’s not just about being sad that you’re stuck at home.

It’s being sad because everything is unknown.

In times like these, we find someone to blame.

Some people blame our president,

others blame each other.

In a time of needing support,

we find a way to divide.

In a time of crisis,

people still are blind to their own ignorance.

This isn’t a time to hangout with friends.

This isn’t a time to go explore empty towns.

They’re empty for a reason.

Many people believe social distancing is dumb.

Maybe it’s not ideal,

but it could save lives.

Studies show that you won’t instantly show symptoms of covid-19,

it could take one to two weeks.

The reason they enforce social distancing,

is to bend the curve.

You wouldn’t just be spreading the illness to one person.

You’d be spreading it to everyone that person comes into contact with.

Everyone posts about wanting their summer.

It’s not going to happen if you keep this up.

It’s okay to be unsure of what’s going on.

It’s not okay to be ignorant.

This pandemic will continue to grow,

until we give it a chance to die down.

The way to do that, is to listen.

Practice social distancing.

Wear masks, gloves, etc.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

This may not be important to you.

But it should be,

because it could easily be you on the death bed.

Take action and do your part.

Published by nolanareann

I’m a twenty year old who has a passion for this world. I believe writing is a way to express genuine issues that us as a society, are blind towards.

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