According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than 48,000 people’s lives in 2018.” Additionally, according to the CDC, “roughly 10.7 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.3 million American adults made a plan to commit suicide, and 1.4 million attempted to commit suicde.”
On the same hand, suicide does not just impact someone of a speicific age, race, gender/sex, or ethnicity. In fact, “suicide is the seocnd leading cause of death of people between the ages of 10 to 34 years old, fourth leading cause od death for individuals between 35 to 54 years old, and eighth leading cause of death among people 55 to 64,” states the CDC. Lastly, “non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native and non-Hispanic White populations are at the greatest risk for suicide, and individuals in the fields of miltiary, construction, the arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media fields are also at the greatest risk for committing suicide,” according to the CDC. But why should we, Americans, be concerned about the suicide pandemic in the United States?
When the coronavirus first began to spread in the United States there was this running joke going around social media. Twitter especially, the joke was that African-Americans were immune to the coronavirus.Research now shows that isn’t the case.
For example New York, the state has been hit hard with coronavirus cases. It is the epicenter of the disease in the United States.
According to Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times blacks in low income areas are more susceptible to the disease because of the type of jobs they have and the way they travel.
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected every state in the United States, as well as every county in North Carolina, so in the spirit of Earth Day, I am researching to see how it has affected our environment.
According to an article by The New England Journal of Medicine, on January 19, 2020, the Coronavirus found its way into the United States via a 35-year-old man traveled home to Snohomish County, Washington from Wuhan, China.
During the coronavirus outbreak, streets have been empty, Five Points have been closed, along with beaches, and other highly populated activities have been shut down due to the advisory of Governor Henry McMaster.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused the whole world to be on standby.
NBC News reported on April 7, 2020 that more than 40,000 people have died in the U.S. due to the virus. The article stated that the U.S. has already surpassed all other countries in deaths due to the coronavirus.
College students are adjusting to the “new normal” of online school and isolation during this worldwide pandemic, two things that they did not sign up for.
In this strange period of time of the coronavirus, students all over the nation are trying to focus on passing their classes or graduating school not knowing when they will be able to return back to some sort of normalcy.
Photo of computer showing the new normal of online schooling by Stephanie Quaranto on Friday, April 10, 2020
Normally a hot spot in Glenelg, Maryland, Ten Oaks Tavern is a small family-run restaurant that has found itself empty due to the spread of coronavirus and resulting quarantine.
In an attempt to keep business booming, they have changed their food options to carry out, curbside pickup, and delivery within 3 miles. On the Ten Oaks Tavern Facebook and Instagram pages, the staff post information everyday including:
Local renovated Food Lion in Claymont Delaware is one of the many stores that have been affected by the Coronavirus. Photo by Allyssa Lawry.
By Alyssa Lawry ~ Guest Writer
As one of two Food Lion’s in Wilmington Delaware this store has a lot on their plate, store manager Mark Smondrowski was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to discuss how things are operating.
“Our company is committed to providing a safe environment for both associates and customers. We have followed the state guidelines calling out for social distancing, capacity maximums and enhanced cleaning responsibilities. Extra measures to help would be to mandate masks for all people in the store as well as reduced maximums,” said Smondrowski.
Despite the growing severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, construction workers and contractors continue to work on job sites with few precautions being taken to ensure the workers’ health and safety.
On a Monday, March 30, 2020, I decided photograph how the pandemic was affecting my community in Maryland.
While some places seem deserted others seem to bustle like nothing has happened. Since they are deemed “essential business” parking lots of grocery stores being filled.
Fed-Ex Field, home of the Washington Redskins, is now being used as a COVID-19 testing area. I also visited Washington D.C.
Many of the tourist hotspots only contained a few people, if any. As we begin to reach the peak of this virus we must maintain our social distancing and hope this all blows over sooner rather than later.
On March 29, 2020, I explored my community to see how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting Cary, North Carolina. I ventured to some of the schools I attended growing up, as well as several places I would usually frequent while home for the summer.
I discovered that although society was taking a hard hit, the sun was still out and the sky was still blue. While we are temporarily unable to live our regular lives, we should take this time as an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for our community’s efforts to keep each other safe.
Town of Cary Fire Station No. 8 and Police District Office is still in full operation during the stay-at-home order, March 29, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. SARAH BARNES
I am writing with an important update on our ongoing response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has now been elevated to a worldwide pandemic. As the situation unfolds nationwide, I recognize the uncertainties and the possible risks here in our own community. I have decided to err on the side of extreme caution to keep our campus safe. I know that many of you are worried as you prepare to resume classes next week and I want to share our immediate plans to ensure your health and well-being.