Keeping those most vulnerable safe

In the time of the coronavirus, how can we accommodate those who are immunocompromised?


For most students, they do not have to fear the effects of coronavirus. But studies show for older people and those who are immune-compromised, it can affect them greatly. 

My mom is one of those people. She is currently battling cancer and is also trying to prevent herself from getting coronavirus. Having other people around going about their day is not exactly safe for her. Many people who come into contact with COVID-19 rarely have symptoms. This is why we need to respect the stay at home orders because it is important for those most vulnerable. With the economy in decline, however, many people are going against these orders to protest. 

Protesters are making their claim for reopening America early to revive the U.S economy. With Americans not at work, many families are finding it hard to sustain themselves. And many people are taking to the streets to argue that their constitutional rights are being ignored during the quarantine. While this seems to be reasonable for American workers, medical advancements will be made in the next few months, so I believe we should keep isolating for a few more months.

Testing for infected people is now widespread and available almost everywhere. So this is a good reason to keep following social distancing guidelines for a while longer. Hospitals also play a big role in making sure those who have appointments unrelated to coronavirus can enter the buildings without being at risk. Cancer patients such as my mom should no longer have to enter the main entrance to get to their appointment. Accommodations should be made for those who are vulnerable. 

For me, things have changed dramatically. I am living in Montana with my older brothers to prevent my mom from being at risk. If other people take measures like these, such as wearing facemasks when outdoors and respecting social distancing norms, we can slow down the surge of coronavirus cases.