NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

A slow return to normalcy

How will the country look in September? Well, the short answer would be no one knows for certain.

The lives of every American has been turned upside down in recent months. Millions out of work and tens of thousands of Americans have lost their lives due to an unforeseen threat.

SARS-COV2 demonstrated just how underprepared the United States was for a biological pandemic. Our leaders have failed to address the crisis head on,rather they choose to make excuses and pass blame. A true leader accepts responsibly for their actions and figures out a way to fix things. They don’t throw temper tantrums and drag their feet hoping things will resolve themselves.

The inaction of the Trump administration is inexcusable. The States have been left to fend for themselves. Desperately trying to secure PPE before the FEDs catch wind of the shipments and hijack the merchandise.

So, where does that leave us? Let’s go off the assumption that we overcome this tragic time collectively. Will we ever truly return to normal? Will life ever go back to the way it was pre-coronavirus? I hate to be a cynic, but I highly doubt it.

Time will tell; we will just have to wait and see. How does that relate to work, or school? When the fall rolls around will there be another surge of SARS-COV2, or God forbid something worse? Will all learning be done remotely in the future when they inform us it is not safe to return to the classroom? Will every job be transitioned to an online format? Will new jobs be created virtually for people? These are all questions people need to be asking themselves. And, start to ask each other.

When will we say enough is enough? The protests have rightfully begun. Sadly, most of those people are deeply confused and angry at the wrong person. They wave the flag of the very man that caused this whole mess. The irony is astounding. The protestors should focus their energy on researching the wrong doings and cover ups of the current administration. That leaves us in a precarious situation. The world is drastically transforming in front of our very eyes. Come September will we even recognize what once was?