The Pandemic That Effected Peoples Daily Lives

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Deidra Platt, Staff

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Everyone can agree that in some way or another this pandemic has had at least 1 negative change in our daily lives, whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally people were and still are being affected by it. As of August 23, 2021 Arizona has 986,082 confirmed covid-19 cases and 18,600 confirmed deaths. Hundreds of people and families getting effected by the Coronavirus everyday, people feeling like their alone in their struggles or that this pandemic is going to last forever I am here to tell you that you’re not alone in your struggle and there are other people out there who feel the same as you do. We interviewed people about their thoughts and opinions of these past 2 years.

I interviewed Agua Fria student Lluvia Beltran about their thoughts and opinion of the Coronavirus pandemic and these past 2 years.

Obviously being in a pandemic isn’t the greatest situation to be in because when you’re quarantined you can’t go out or be able to go to school in person for awhile and the cases going back up is honestly scary to witness, because being online wasn’t my favorite and students began to fail classes due to not being able to focus much at home. The idea of possibly being in close contact with people at school and knowing that you’d have to quarantine sucks.

“I now have to push myself harder than I have before to learn the topics that are being taught. Covid-19 has changed my views on the future because now I don’t know what I will be able to do now and especially in the future or how my career choices will be affected if I’m vaccinated or not,” said Lluvia Beltran.

The difference between life now and 2-3 years ago is that everyone has to wear a mask almost 24/7 now and now there’s a constant fear of contracting the virus.

“Throughout the pandemic my mental health has definitely gone down and since we started having to be isolated at home and especially for a long period of time that was definitely something that made my mental health go decrease. Some major setbacks I’ve had while in this pandemic was failing some of my sophomore classes which I now have to remake up, Losing some close friends and not being able to connect with people I love miss the most,” said Lluvia Beltran.

Stress levels certainly did increase a good amount due to having to change the way we all live, for instance, always having to wear a mask especially at school then sometimes you would have to stay home due to close contact situations . It’s scary to think people could possibly get the virus and then it negatively impact their family and friends.

“My views on the world have changed now because I feel a bit more educated on the things that are happening around the world with the pandemic going on. The ways I have been staying safe is I always wear my mask whenever I go out  then if I ever have the possibility of having a close contacts situation I remain home for a few days while I wait to do a Covid test,” Said Lluvia Beltran.

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