Coronavirus Pandemic Becoming Chaotic


Michelle Blas and Sofia Lemus

A virus that seems to be rapidly infecting millions is getting out of hand. This coronavirus, now widely known as COVID-19, is a serious problem that has been spreading at a fast rate. This disease is something that is being heard on the daily and is all that is being talked about.

I think informing others about a virus that’s going around is imporatnt. This is a virus that can easily be transferred as it can be transmitted through sneezing, coughing, being close to someone who has it, and touching contaminated surfaces.

This worldwide pandemic is dangerous, invisibly spread and has expanded to many countries and keeps on spreading to more.This has affected many places as businesses, stores, tourist sites, and sporting events have all shut down.

For example in China, Italy, France, Spain, the UK, and the United States, the population has been put on stay at home notices and people can’t go out. This isolation order, “safer at home,” means no jobs and chaos is happening as the population can’t go places and make money.

In California, places have shut down and people are “panic-buying” as markets and stores are flooded with people trying to buy necessities like toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer, and bottled water. All the grocery stores and warehouses are being packed with people very early in the morning trying to get these items and stay safe.

All the amusement parks like Disneyland, Six Flags, and Universal Studios, are closed. Movie theaters, gyms, hair and nail salons are also all shut down. Stores and restaurants like Starbucks are only allowed to use drive thru, take out, or delivery only. Even schools and universities are shut down.  Now, by the mayor and govenor’s orders, parks, beaches, and hiking trails are shut down to discourage people from gathering and getting to close to each other.  Remember, the CDC (center for disease control) recommends at least a six feet distance between people at all times when you go outside.

 Everything has spun out of control and it’s time to take matters seriously. All these changes really seem chaotic and scary. It’s important to stay inside and try to be safe by purchasing items that will help in the long run–like water and food, which are key to survival. The fact that stores are being over-flooded with people is insane as there are not a lot of things left.

I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that there’s no water, toilet paper, and other necessities are being sold out before 9 a.m. in the morning! This coronavirus is scary and hopefully, it will be soon over–but it doesn’t look that way.

This has affected people all over the world as there are places where there are no jobs and no income being made.  I think everyone should take these measures seriously and we should all hope for pandemic to stop.

This virus has caused many economic problems as well  as emotional problems for the senior class of 2020. Many students are angry and disappointed as many senior activities are cancelled (or will be).  It can seem very unfair as many people have worked very hard to get to these last few months of school that were supposed to be fun. Yet in light of all the death and disease spreading out everywhere, it’s understandable that graduations and other rites of passage are delayed, postponed, or cancelled.

Our California governor, Gavin Newsom, has ordered all Californians to stay home in a strict lockdown.  Other states have also imposed this stay at home order. Let’s all take this to heart so we can look forward to a future without fear of the next pandemic.  Our world has drastically changed and let’s hope it will all get better soon.