What’s to come with COVID-19?
September 28, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has exponentially skyrocketed in the United States. Apart from the 7 million positive cases in America alone, COVID-19 has stripped millions of their loved ones, stable income, and overall well-being. Although we may be able to overcome these unprecedented times by following CDC guidelines, cases continue to surge, and its repercussions will continue to linger at the expense of others.
CNN reporters Christina Maxouris and Nicole Chavez indicate that we may see an explosion of positive cases in the coming seasons. Director of the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Dr. Chris Murray warns: “First, as case counts have come down in some states, we tend to see that people become less careful, they tend to have more contact … But then the most important effect is the seasonality of the virus, that people go indoors, transmission happens more.”
America is now estimating at about 765 deaths daily from the virus, but the number could reach 3,000 by December. According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, “one-in-four adults have had trouble paying their bills since the coronavirus outbreak started, a third have dipped into savings or retirement accounts to make ends meet, and about one-in-six have borrowed money from friends or family or gotten food from a food bank.” This issue will not be contained until cases are. While we can assume a direct relationship between positive cases and financial insecurity, it is also important to note some groups are more vulnerable than others.
Embrace Relief has recognized the heartbreaking circumstances people are currently under. In an attempt to stabilize some major pillars to humanity, we have started a campaign centered around community restoration, “Stronger Together.”
Since April 2020, we have been able to provide: 52,400 masks, 4,180 hot meals for frontline workers, 840 paper towels and 20+ gallons of antibacterial soap for hospitals, 840 face shields, 1,700 families with meat packages, and 71 families with monetary support.
These successes have supported a wide range of Americans, but this is just the beginning. Americans have suffered from the socio-economic state of our country, and therefore have been struggling to provide for their families without any supplied aid.
Between makeshift hospitals and insufficient federal funds, innocent lives have been jeopardized within just six months. Until all people are relieved from these abrupt injustices, the stakes will only heighten — there will be no end in sight.
Join us in our efforts to fulfill the needs of the public and mitigate the unwarranted threats posed against their welfare.
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