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Ridgewood Pandemic

Stories of the Effects of COVID-19

Aiden Flynn, RHS Student

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I am Aidan Joseph Flynn, currently a junior at Ridgewood High School class of 2021. As I am writing this, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has completely taken over the world and created mass hysteria. The date is March 22, 2020. Right now, there are 335,403 cases of coronavirus worldwide and a total of 14,611 deaths. Coronavirus is making the world go crazy. Everyone is freaking out and scared to get the virus. In my opinion, It is the uncertainty as to when this virus will go away that is causing the chaos. The past week, I have only left my house to run to stay in shape for sports. However my season has been suspended, and, right now, My teammates and I do not have much hope to be playing again this season. It is Sunday night right now and tomorrow I am starting my second week of online school. We use google meetings and google classroom to receive and submit our work. I think that school will be close for the rest of the year, but then again, this is all speculation. My days have consisted of the same things: wake up, eat, do my school work, do my workout for lacrosse, play video games, go to bed. I have not seen any of my friends since last Friday in school, and I do not see that changing anytime soon. On Instagram and Tik Tok, if those even exist at the time this is being read, all you see are memes of people joking about corona or coming up with ideas to keep ourselves preoccupied while in quarantine. What gets me the most upset about this outbreak is the fact that I will not be able to play sports this coming spring. I have been playing lacrosse since I was in 3rd grade, and have always dreamed about the idea of playing varsity sports, however, COVID-19 has taken that from me. I am hoping that in the future, this virus is studied in history just like the bubonic plague or the Spanish Flu. I also hope that this writing is used as a primary source to someone during this time period, if so hello to my future children and grandchildren, can not wait to meet you! My parents, your grandparents or great grandparents want me to tell you that they love me and you guys a lot along with my sister Dana! Anyways, this virus has affected everybody's lives in the world. Even though I do not have corona, I am still affected by it by being forced to stay inside my home. Right now they are predicting that this virus could last until September, then again, no one really knows. Some people are disregarding the idea of quarantining and going out still. This will only delay the stoppage of the virus. I can not wait for the day I am allowed to go out and be with my friends and not have to worry about getting sick. With that being said, I hope you enjoyed my story of how life is like during the coronavirus! Below is my most recent school year picture!

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