Coronavirus Costs Communities Checks

By Maria Figueroa, Research Coordinator, Center for Health Equity Engagement Education and Research

This year’s pandemic continues to hit our economy and our pockets in a negative way. As I read this article it saddens me to know how many people all over the world, not just Americans are suffering financially due to the coronavirus pandemic which started early this year.

Since mid-March 47% of adults say they or another adult in their household has lost their employment due to the pandemic and 39% say they are earning less from work. Over two months after the pandemic and people’s health also continue to decline. According to the article, “nearly 6 in 10 adults reported feeling nervous, anxious or on edge for several days or more in the week they were surveyed, and almost half of respondents said they could not stop or control their worrying for at least several days.”

I believe this will all end sooner than we think, we will have peace of mind and everything will be normal again one day. Even though many of us are anxious because we can’t control what’s going on around us and we don’t know what our future will hold, at least we are staying safe and keeping our families safe in these trying times. I’m sure every one of us has learned to appreciate life now more than ever. Let’s keep those families that have lost a loved one to the virus in our thoughts and prayers. Continue to live life to the fullest, enjoy the little things and keep a positive mind.