The New York Times The epidemic, judged by Sunday’s story by Jack Healy and Ashley Wang’s “Two Years in the Epidemic, Relief, Despair and Ease of Fear”, is clearly not ready to end. Online headline: “Covid-19 epidemic lasts 2 years. Next steps are divisive.”
Two years after the epidemic, the paper is still revealing a more anxious-looking nervousness for its readers.
It was two years ago that the World Health Organization declared Kovid-19 an epidemic, and the virus has not gone away, despite nearly one million deaths across the United States. The rate of new infections, at the time of improvement, is still higher than at the beginning of last summer.
But after signs of progress and fatigue, cities and states are returning them with even the toughest coronavirus warnings. After millions of Americans who wore their masks and socially isolated themselves after leaving most of the country’s security, it was a moment of relief. But frustration, despair and uncomfortable dilemma.
In places like Florida and Texas, people have been living with no restrictions for months. But residents of Cowid-alert cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco After two years of worrying warnings, they are now trying to come up with new rules on the road.
Journalists ran Omicron numbers and acknowledged that “the National Coronavirus is lifting mandates at a promising moment for vision,” but followed:
After so many false victories and deadly ups and downs in the last two years, many have said that they are now afraid to drop their guard just to invite a harmful new look to destroy their hopes again.
In the interview, Americans concerned about the easing of restrictions said they were surprised by what they felt was a sudden change, especially the elderly and the permanent threat of Covid-19 to the disabled and weakened immune system.
“It simply came to our notice then. We were really left to die.” Elizabeth Castrel Rogers, a writer from Mountain View, California, with Cystic Fibrosis. “It simply came to our notice then that people were leaving because they could no longer be bothered.”
Mrs. Rogers said she and many friends would be wearing masks. He was disappointed that the state had given little advice on how people with disabilities or those with weakened immune systems should face the world. Where even the most cautious places seem intent on returning to normal.
Just “getting back to normal” after two years of extreme caution?
Elected leaders have faced relentless pressure from conservatives to undo the virus ban and have protested by circling a trucker convoy on the Beltway in Washington, DC. Others say sanctions are no longer worth the cost of isolation, frustration, rising crime and the loss of children’s education.
The relaxation has also caused problems for public health officials, such as Thomas Lavist, dean of public health at the University of Tulane who also serves as vice president of the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force in Louisiana.
Despite concerns about side effects, the paper sticks to the unscientific mission of vaccinating all young children against the virus, although they are statistically the safest group:
Parents of children under the age of 5 who are not eligible to be vaccinated say they have been disclosed as restrictions have been lifted.
Urban liberal neurotics seems to be the growing paper-based reader. Another example is the online feature, “How Climate Change Affects Mental Health.”