Online Learning
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Covid19ImpactEssay

The novel coronavirus pandemic is currently affecting every single part of this world, and we are all hoping that the medical researchers can come up with a vaccine as soon as possible so that we can resume our normal day to day activities. Personally, this pandemic has affected me in a lot of ways from my daily routine to college and work at the same time. Having to take classes online has been a challenge to me and I haven’t able to grasp things quite well. My nature as a person was always indoors and the crisis hasn’t affected my indoor activities, but I miss having a cup of coffee while walking in the streets especially on a warm day. Indoor games like chess and ludo with friends online has been a healthy dose of workout. Growing up just knowing how to cook the basic meals, using YouTube videos, I have now advanced my cooking skills, and once I move out of my parent’s house after school, for sure, I will be able to cook tasty meals for myself.Talking about social effects, In a way, I think the current condition has brought an idea of fairness into the limelight. This crisis didn’t choose class, race or gender, or any other discrimination in society. It, however, affected elderly people the most, but that is due to their level of physical well-being. If we see the flip side of the coin, the discrimination between race and ethnicity was on the rise during the beginning of the crisis. We read articles about Chinese students being beaten by white Americans. I just hope we don’t see that happening after the crisis is over.Food security is a huge necessity during this time when more than 24 million people are out of a job here in the US just within five weeks, (“Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on employment: (potential) solutions for informal/ self-employed workers,” n.d.). The fact that one can afford to get meals every single day is something to appreciate and should not be taken for granted. Some parts of the world people are dying of hunger during this period owing to the lockdowns, and people cannot work, and they cannot afford to buy food.To me, social media has proven to be a very useful tool during this period. I have been using Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms to connect with friends and families, find ideas for my projects, and keep up with news at all times. This period has also shown the need to evaluate the information given because some information can cause unnecessary fear and some information can be so useful if taken seriously and acted upon early enough e.g., when the first patient in Wuhan was detected, if WHO had alerted people much earlier the world would not be at this position but China chose to assume things (“Caribbean COVID-19 food security & livelihoods impact survey | World food program,” n.d.). With the current condition of lockdown around the US and other countries, learning has shifted to online to ensure that students are safe. The idea is brilliant, but its a challenge for classes that require students to have one on one interaction with the equipment. It might benefit students who take part in theory studies on the larger part. Online learning does not also incorporate social equity. Research by PEW research center shows by the end of 2019, 29% of Americans could not afford smartphones (Pew Research Center, 2019). What happens to the future of children from these families? They need to read to uplift their families. Education should not just be in theory like online learning is portraying. Students need to come into contact with real-world studies to understand what the job market needs. Therefore we should all stay at home and hope for the crisis to end as soon as possible for the economy to resuscitate and physical learning to continue.

Covid19ImpactEssay