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Five Important Changes That May Come From COVID-19

Coronavirus has scarred the landscape forever. Everybody on the planet is feeling the sting of COVID-19, from the children missing out on their education to the adults on the verge of bankruptcy. It is unclear how much damage it caused and how long it’ll take society to bounce back, but 2020 is going to be the year of rebuilding. Great changes lay ahead for millions of people.

 

5. Respect For Minimum Wage and Blue Collar Jobs

It’s not up for debate those jobs that were once ridiculed and mocked are turning into the real heroes of this event. Grocery stores face mobs and rioting due to shortages out of their control. The truck drivers running products 24/7 to keep these stores stocked, and all the other important essential services we take for granted, but never truly appreciated. Hopefully, corporates see these hard-working people and finally start giving them the benefits, like health insurance, they deserve. Not to mention they all deserve a higher minimum wage after this because they are working hard for $8 an hour and for all the crap they are putting up with it isn’t worth it.

 

4. The Return Of Factories

A hot topic of discussion is the world’s dependence on China. When the Chinese factories closed it seemed like everything stopped. As I mentioned before they are our number one importer, and third exporter, of goods. We never really knew how dependent we were on them until those lines were cut. Recently, there have been talks about companies re-opening their factories in other countries, including the US, to ensure such shortages never happen again.

 

3. Drop Of Air Pollution

This is probably the most interesting fact that has come out from this pandemic. Since entire countries are on lockdown, travel has been limited to essentials only on the road. Also, factories that were deemed non-essential were shut down to spread COVID-19. This has lead to a massive drop in nitrogen dioxide, which is the leading cause of air pollution. Only time can tell if these changes will stick around for the long-term.

 

2. Return Of The Family Unit

With many people being ordered to stay home and schools being closed now is your chance of being back family time. Your kids might not remember COVID-19, but they’ll remember the times you spend together. They’ll remember the family dinners you cooked together. Those family game nights that brought them great joy. Live your life according to Zombieland rule #32, enjoy the little things. Just because the news is pushing doom and gloom doesn’t mean you are to live your life in fear.

 

1. Insurgence In The Knowledge of Basic Life Skills

As I mention I think twice already the schools are closed, so you’re child’s education rest on your shoulders. Use this time to teach them skills that schools today neglect to teach kids. Teach them to do math the normal way, not the common core messed up way. Teach basic cooking skills, like to make pancakes or spaghetti. Show them how to check the oil and change a tire, so they’ll know what to do when stuck on the side of the road. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet do it with them, you’re never too young to hate the IRS.

M.L. Lewis

Written by M.L. Lewis

M.L. Lewis is not new to the world of writing. She has written various short stories and poems throughout the years and has won multiple awards in art and literature. The highest honor she received was Poet of the Year in 2000, and again in 2005. A poem she wrote in honor of law enforcement can be seen in the book, Everything You Wanted to Know about the Heroes in Blue. She was also featured in Encounter magazine for the volunteer work she did for the United States troops. In 2010 she won Resident of the Year in a local newspaper titled The South Hills Messanger. Today, she spends her time increasing her knowledge on disaster preparedness while working on her Ph. D. in Paranormal Studies.

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