Blue Devils Digest
Since the start of the increase of COVID-19 cases in the US back in March, many people have been aware of the importance of staying home as much as possible and being safe when going outside to try and lessen the spread of the virus. And as the cases were rapidly increasing at the beginning, many businesses, corporations, school districts, and the government started to take action against the spread. Many school districts moved to use online learning for all grades to continue kid’s education, local and state governments issued a stricter stay at home policies, and many businesses made policies requiring shoppers and workers to wear masks and stay at least six feet apart while in stores. This has made going about our normal lives hard for many, but looking at statistics, all these efforts are helping in lessening the pandemic.
The CDC, the World Health Organization, and many state government websites have accurate and constantly updated information on the number of reported cases of COVID-19 shown through graphs and statistics. These statistics do show the increase in the number of cases each day, but looking back at the beginning of the pandemic, the active number of cases has significantly decreased and the number of recoveries is outnumbering the number of deaths, slowly allowing the curve to flatten and decrease. This is thanks to all the efforts of healthcare professionals, governments, and everyday people to try and lessen the spread of the virus.
Now, as Summer approaches and the number of cases continue to lessen, many people will want to go out and enjoy time with their friends and family, but it is extremely important that people are not reckless and continue to observe social distancing and safety regulations. Everyone must continue to wear masks and practice staying at least six feet apart to continue stopping the spread and make the world safe. So please, stay safe and continue to follow rules set by health administrations and our government to keep yourself and everyone else safe and healthy.
For more information on the current COVID-19 pandemic and tips on how to stay safe, you can go to cdc.gov, who.int, and other national and international health organizations for accurate and current information
Jay Kinde and Al Hager
Oliver Pitcher ,
Blue Devils Digest
Student Run Newspaper of Kenmore West