Has the New Surge of Covid-19 Been Taken Care of Well?

Hosanna Eyob, Staff Writer

Covid-19 has been a relatively large issue as there have been over 400,000 deaths in the course of roughly 11 months and ICU overloads, which has made emergency room waiting times skyrocket. 

Lockdown in certain regions of California has been recently lifted by Governor Newsom along with the Hospital Surge Public Health Order, which prioritized hospital services to the sickest patients. 

These factors generally inflict anxieties about the widespread virus onto the population, and rightfully so. Stricter Covid-19 enforcements should be imposed as thousands of people are dying from the virus every day, and the leniency regarding will only make the situation worse. 

People just want to return to their normal lives that existed before Covid because the virus has prevented people from going to school, work, and fun places like amusement parks that tend to have a higher concentration of people present. 

It would be so much easier to return to this normal life if harsher rules regarding wearing masks and social distancing were imposed. There are many stores that have limits on how many people can be inside at a time which is a great thing, but it doesn’t seem to be doing enough.

Also, many individuals working in healthcare are forced to face this pandemic head-on, being overwhelmed with the influx of patients, and are practically walking on eggshells. 

Vaccines and testing becoming more widely available is also a great thing, but people are put under this false misconception that if they test positive and get the vaccine they have nothing to worry about. However, the vaccine does not stop the spread of the virus itself so many people can still be carriers. 

The new surge of Covid recently has definitely been dealt with better than previous months, but there’s still a lot more that needs to be done in order for normal life to resume as soon as possible.