As we all know, COVID has impacted all of our lives in one way or another and even though we have the vaccine, there are still problems every single day that we have to face. People have lost loved ones, had to distance themselves from family, and gotten sick for days on end all because of a virus that we should have contained. The question now is, where do we go from here and how can we move forward in order for America to get somewhat back to normal.
The first problem that we have to address is the fact that there are people in America today that still do not have the vaccine, and even though everyone should have their own choice about what they can and cannot put into their body, the vaccine is clinically proven to help those who have COVID, fight off and prevent the virus. People have to realize that if we can reach herd immunity, this by receiving the vaccine, our nation will be able to recover and start producing antibodies that will put this pandemic to rest for once and all. The vaccine is free for anyone who wants it which is why I personally don`t understand why everyone wont go out and get it. It isn`t just their health that they must worry about, the vaccine helps prevent the spread of the virus to other people which is something that anit-vaccers must come to realize.
One other problem that I cannot fathom is the fact that there were so many people and small businesses that lost their companies and jobs. About 33 percent of small or local businesses had to shut down due to the fact that they could not pay their employees, let alone keep everything afloat. Nowadays, about a year or two after the worst times of the pandemic, people still cannot find jobs and local businesses can`t recover from their financial losses in those two brief years. The question we have to present is how can we move forward and make sure that people who lost their jobs get a second chance so they can provide for their families and prosper in our country.
With all of the trials and tribulations that we have faced in the past few years, there have been a few things that we must realize will help us in our future. The world will now realize that if there is another pandemic, we will have to take precautionary steps much quicker and work together to ensure that this does not happen again. The pandemic made us realize that we are not invincible and if we want to prosper and live life to the fullest we must not ever take it for granted. Everyday that we are alive is better than a day that we are not.
To conclude my first Blog post, I would like to say that I really enjoyed this process, going back looking at other blogs, thinking of a topic that is important to myself, and writing about it. I have never though of myself as a blogger but I really enjoyed learning more and talking about this topic, and I hope you guys learned something!