COVID Crisis


Maia Fremo

As the COVID-19 cases rise, vaccines in peoples’ arms become ten times more urgent. About 30% more people have gotten vaccinated since July, and Biden seems confident with his decision to require vaccines to all Americans. He says “with vaccinations we’re going to beat this pandemic.” These words soothe our wounds but do not heal them. On November 1st. Minnesota alone had 10,434 COVID-19 cases. Luckily, kids 5-11 may receive the vaccine, relieving thousands of distressed parents.

After so long kids vaccines have finally arrived but various parents are hesitant to let their child get the COVID-19 vaccine. There are numerous conflicts, but when it comes to offspring, guardians seem to appoint the vaccine mandate. On the other hand, 63% of parents undeniably want 5-17 to require COVID vaccinations. A large majority (73%) say that they are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about its long lasting effects. Nearly 81% say they are disturbed by the thought of their kids experiencing serious side effects. The vaccine certainly changed things, but COVID cases are still shooting up, and Minnesota is a hot spot.

There have been multiple variants of COVID-19, but none as enduring and tenacious as Delta-Minnesota would know. The Land of 10,000 Lakes is at the peak of COVID cases in the country, and the pugnacious virus is rapidly attacking the unvaccinated. But even more alarming, it’s attacking the vaccinated too. Thousands of breakthrough cases arises among the millions of US inhabitants who have caught COVID-19. In fact, there have been 48,000 breakthrough cases within Minnesotans alone.

COVID cases are rising, and vaccines are much more significant. We’ve come so far yet so many people are suffering. If we get vaccinated, we could possibly end the struggle of COVID-19, and revive the prosperity in the world.