The coronavirus keeps hunting the U.S. by setting up a new record of the death toll. Totally, 250,000 American lives were taken by the SARS-CoV-2.

Since the second strike of SARS-CoV-2 hit New York, the city has observed a high amount of casualties and infections. Last Wednesday, the death toll related to COVID-19 in New York overcame the number of 250,000 people as New York’s public school system witnessed a high amount of infected cases increase.

Consequently, schools in New York had to move from in-classroom teaching to in-home teaching in order to deal with a high increase of COVID-19 cases. Social distancing is made mandatory, and some small businesses had to close as well. Non-essential stores are recommended to change their operating hours or close during this time.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that closing schools at this time are a pain relief for some teachers who are fearful of being placed in high-risk locations. Nonetheless, it will make working parents look for babycare arrangements once again.

Vaccine can be a solution but not soon. Photo: AFP

“I could lose my job. … I am stuck between bills and my son, and it’s a hard choice. Really hard,” Felix Franco, 30, a U.S. Postal Service employee who has been on leave recovering from COVID-19 himself, said.

Franco was struggling with his car bill and babby sitting for his 6-year-old child at the same time. However, the Postal service employee supports social distancing even though he might lose his job. After all, Franco believed we need to fight back against the virus. “We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19,” he said.

The U.S. also registered 79,000 new coronavirus infected cases in the last 24-hour. It is the highest number for a single day, up from 75,000 cases on Tuesday. Health experts recommended that people should stay inside for this holiday season since the mixing of society and gathering for the family celebration could accelerate the infection.

via Reuters



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