The Coronavirus is NOT a joke

BY: CLAIRE KIM

Huntington Beach Protest. Ozark, Missouri Lake Crowding.

How can people be so ignorant?

With the US death toll reaching over 100,000 in the past few months, are these numbers not enough to prove the extent of the coronavirus?

I’m tired of seeing young, educated adults complaining about the pandemic, using this minor discomfort as an excuse to go out with their peers in the open public. I’m tired of scrolling through “f*** social distancing” posts on my social media feed every day. I’m tired of seeing entitled, white individuals, looking down on Asians and other minorities.  I’m tired of racist tendencies being perpetuated in the media. I’m tired of the government’s neglect.

I’m just… tired. Tired of the way our world is behaving with the coronavirus pandemic in action.

Yes, I understand that staying in quarantine, not having social interactions can be frustrating, but be grateful that you’re even able to complain right now. So many people, in fact, over 100,000 Americans have seen the last of their life in a hospital bed, breathing their last goodbyes with a heavy sigh.

If there is anything I want you to take away from this rant, it’s that: Ignorance is something to be ashamed of, not to be proud of.

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