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Over the next nine weeks, you will write about the different effects that the COVID-19 virus is having on you, your family, your neighbors, teachers, friends and people around the world. Each week, you will tackle a different category to gauge the mindsets of other teens and how you are coping.
The world is living in a very challenging time. How did we get here? Why did we get here? Here means that families are being forced to eat together. Couples are being forced to spend time together. Individuals are being forced to think differently about how we do things: shop, interact, socialize, worship. Businesses are being forced to rethink how they service their customers. It is as if that the Universe, or an energy higher than ourselves, is sending a profound message that the world needs to slow down and rethink or recognize what is really important. It took a potentially deadly virus to do it.
And slow down, we have. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that's wreaking all kind of havoc around the world. It is stirring turmoil economically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, mentally, familially, romantically, academically, technologically, nutritionally and medically, as fast as it's being spread.
You are going to discuss these collections of turmoil so that the world can know out what you think. Of all generations, I believe that the Gen Zers, you, are the most effected because this will go down as one of the most impactful occurrences in your history. The following is Week 5.
In late March, local government officials began issuing Shelter-in-Place or Shelter-at-Home orders. This means that people are mandated by the government to stay at home and not go out in public. The idea is that this measure could help limit the spread of the virus. As a result, nonessential businesses had to close and people's movements were limited. The media soon began reporting that in areas where people obliged the order, spread of the virus was slowing. However, soon, the orders were being extended and in cities in some states, people began protesting the orders. On the other end of the spectrum, people appreciated the efforts of the government to protect the public. Whatever the effects, it has been a roller coaster ride from coast to coast. And in the end, to Shelter-in-Place or not to Shelter-in-Place, that is the question.
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DISCLAIMER: If you do not respond AND comment on TWO others, you will not receive credit for this assignment. It's all or nothing.
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