Coronavirus Catastrophe

Brianna St. Fleury

There is a virus spreading rapidly called the Coronavirus. No one really knows where it came from or how it started, but somehow it found its way to America. And some people are not realizing the effects it can have on people until it happens to a loved one or close friend. Researchers say  that 77,000 have been infected by this disease along with 811 deaths. The death rates of Coronavirus are higher than other diseases.

There are more deaths in China than in the U.S. And with this going around many parents are concerned about their child getting it so they are taking precautions on how to stay away from it. Here at Blanche Ely we are taking this very seriously although some people do not realize the effects it has on people and has made them more aware of what is happening around them in the real world.

Here are some things you should look out for: the symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is contagious which makes it the reason why parents are uneasy of even the thought of their child catching it.

And students are taking action. For example they are washing their hands more often, not being to close to any sick persons, and using sanitizing spray or wipes. Everyday this is becoming more and more serious and more people are hearing about it and not taking any risks.  Blanche Ely student Crystal Bryan said ,”It is sad, but at the same time it’s real and that we need to be aware.” Tyesha F. feels “That there needs to be a cure and fast.”

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Elena A. says ” I’m scared that the fact that they are trying to keep it from us.”

The biggest problem with this is that the people feel that they were not warned or given any heads up on when or where this was spreading. And just wait until someone gets sick and die. Also no one really knew when it actually started or how long it has been going on for. This pretty much frightened the people.

This can be cured the scientists and doctors are saying but until then the most we can do is just to stay away keep clean, be careful what we touch  and take any protections that we can. Nothing is going too far when to our health.