A day in my life during Covid 19

A Day in my Life, written by Ethan, 18, USA

My area has just become one of the most infected areas of my state. Things are much different than they used to be. I defiantly feel the panic from others as grocery stores sellout of things like toilet paper or bottled water. I feel the panic from our leaders, who have put policy in place to hopefully end this virus in the near future. I think the reaction is appropriate and I appreciate everything that people are doing to help stop the spread, no matter how boring it may be.

I can confidently say that my life has indeed changed. I am a senior in high school, and this was not how I was planning to spend my senior year. Every day I wake up and “go” to online school. I do my work and then workout. I eat at the times we normally would eat. My routine is extremely repetitive, and we have only been doing this for a few weeks. I understand that we may have to do this for a long time, and I am fully willing to do so in hopes that we can return to normal soon.

I think the biggest challenge for me has been realizing that I might never go to my high school again to thank the teachers who changed my life and finally graduate after waiting four long years.

A Day in my Life, written by Jack, 18, USA

I feel as though the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a seismic  blow in both the communities of the internet and real-life by upheaving peace and normalcy.
Online, new articles, hashtags, and posts about every little update about the Coronavirus are being pumped out every second, every minute, every hour, every day and in every corner. Panic runs rampant as the rhetoric portrays the beginning of the apocalypse and the end of the world as we know it. It’s as if the internet has been set ablaze with no fire-exits to escape.

While in real life, the world feels paralyzed in a suspenseful state of anticipation of the dreaded future. It’s eerily quiet, with almost no one is outside out and about, the only sounds that can be heard are the occasional birds chirping, the soft drops of the rain, and the wind whistling through the trees.

While they may seem radically different on the surface, they both share an underlying root of fear that drives both of their reactions.

But I feel incredibly optimistic about the future, there is an antidote to fear, as it is HOPE that will pull us through these difficult times. By having faith that this virus will pass, listening to the medical professionals and authorities, staying indoors, keeping good hygiene, social distancing and being mindful and supportive for those deeply affected either physically or emotionally, I whole- heartily believe that we will be able to persevere and come out stronger than ever!

A Day in my Life, written by Pierre, 18, Schoelcher

The coronavirus has changed the way we live. My sister had to come home from college. My parents had to work from home, and I had to go to school from home. Everything was closed. We couldn’t go the movies, to restaurants, to stores, or meet friends. We’re all waiting at home.

My grandparents said they had never seen anything like that in their lifetimes. Where I live and in more places around the country, we had to stay in our houses unless we had to leave the house for medical care or to buy food. So, I hadn’t been out of the house much in two weeks. I missed everybody at school and missing the rest of my family. One thing we  started to do is meet up with my dad’s big family over the internet using Zoom. We did this for my grandpa’s birthday, and we could all see each other on the screen at the same time. Grandkids from all over the world were there, from Guadeloupe, New York, France. It was pretty amazing and really fun to see all my cousins. It was a nice way to celebrate my Grandpa’s 85th birthday since none of us could be there.

The near future is uncertain for my country and all the countries in the world. In some ways, we all have a common enemy for once, the virus. I’m hoping the countries of the world see what they have in common a bit more after this terrible disease has attacked us all. My country was not prepared to respond, so maybe we can be more prepared. So, maybe this common suffering and challenge will make the world see each other as one thing, as one people. Not that our countries and cultures aren’t important, but that we can all help each other prepare to limit the suffering and unnecessary death that has surprised the world this time with this virus?.