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223,570 cases as of Dec.10 2020; 2,923 deaths.

The world is at its lowest – climate change, overpopulation, human rights, wildlife conservation, etc. Life is not easy and never will be. Hold on to the people you can and let others go. This global pandemic has been tough for everyone. But for me, I’m not able to see my family. Many in my family have Covid and live in Pennsylvania. I pray for them from a distance. During the pandemic, all we hear is the bad side of things. Why not be thankful for the things you have that many others might not?

If you are experiencing fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste, loss of smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please consider other people’s health. There are many testing centers to visit since COVID-19 isn’t something to take lightly. I’m not saying to buy all the toilet paper because I would kind of like some, but do take extra precautions.

Since people are all going through their own thing, take time out of your day to write letters or say “thank you” in person. Some of them are risking their life/health for your benefit. I can’t stress enough that during these tough times, the importance of checking in on your loved ones.

On the 3rd of October, my mom got a call from my aunt saying she had put hot sauce on her tongue and couldn’t feel a thing, so she got a Covid test. She told her dad to get tested as well, even though he had no signs. Not 48 hours later, they had both tested positive for Covid. Even though her dad didn’t have any symptoms, she still did the responsible thing and told him to get tested. She is doing well and taking care of her two kids. I couldn’t be happier to know that someone I loved so much is doing so much better than before.

My story isn’t tragic, but it’s still a story of a fight. Even though it wasn’t my fight, I would stay up worried, and I wouldn’t wish how I felt on anyone. All of my family members are classified as essential workers. I have to go with my mom and put my health at risk helping, but if it makes others’ lives easier, then so be it.

Everyone’s story is different. Forty-five million people have recovered so far. They may not be fully recovered, but they are still alive, and that’s an accomplishment. I just want to say whatever you’re doing, please take care of yourself and don’t take things for granted. Whether or not you have a crazy story, you’re still here. And, that means everything, so do something for yourself.

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