Quarantining— Has it been a Curse or Blessing?
By Jediael C. Age 12
Have you had to stay home due to the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus? Most of you have due to the circumstances which are growing worse by the day. Although quarantining can help with health-related boundaries, we discovered other good benefits that came from it, including spending quality time with family or doing things we actually want to do. This new crisis has also shown us the many benefits we take for granted sometimes.
Coronavirus is a contagious virus that affects hundreds of people in minutes. The problem is there is currently no immunization against it nor a cure. This pandemic has affected every nation in the world. The important thing is making sure we are hygienic, and making sure that we don’t spread it, or get the virus . The idea of staying home without going out frequently is good because fewer people can get infected and its spread can gradually decrease. People around the world are having severe cases of this virus but, surprisingly, some have recovered, while others have not. All ages of people are getting affected, especially the elderly.
In Indiana, Tony Sizemore lost his wife to the virus. She often had ailments. This time, she complained of pain and soon wanted to be admitted to the hospital. The doctors, at first, said it was pneumonia to one of her lungs, then both. When she took a test, she found she had coronavirus. This was shocking. She started getting worse and died at 10:20 A.M. It was hard on her husband especially as it was the first known case of the virus in Indiana. Such stories show how people have experienced their loved ones go through the pain, and even death, related to COVID-19. The unhealthy are at greater risk but healthy people can get affected, too. (Besides the most obvious ones), sheltering-in-place has also brought us other unexpected benefits.
Quarantining can be useful from many different perspectives. There are different good things about it like the ability to bond with our family more. Usually, we all have to go to different places. We are constantly on the run. Now we have to stay in our houses and even get to play and spend some much needed quality time together. It has also made us understand the privileges we have, like the privilege of freedom.
Being locked up shows us how important our freedom is. We take that carelessly and do whatever we want, instead of making good use out of it. Another important thing we’ve realized is the good tools we have. The most important one is: technology. Imagine if this crisis happened 100 years ago. There would have been no way for people to know what is happening in the world, and we would have no one to talk to because we’d all be locked up in our houses. Quarantining has also helped reduce pollution and helped keep the air fresh and clean.
All around the world, people are being locked away, either in the hospital, or in their houses. Even during this situation, we can all be thankful for the good tools and privileges we have to withstand this huge crisis. We should be thankful that people care about us and that they want to save as many lives as possible. Quarantining is good. I’m glad that we have this time to protect others, ourselves, and to think about the many privileges we have and should be thankful for it.