The Wrongs of the World

Daniel Labrozzi, Writer

Throughout 2020, there have been a lot of ups and downs. One of the biggest downs is the so-called COVID pandemic and it seems that the media has made it worse. Throughout the year, there have been stories about how people have died from other things, but they listed it as a COVID death so they could raise the amount of deaths caused by COVID. One example in the news was someone dying in a car crash, but being listed as a COVID-19 death. 

The pandemic of 2020 has been an ongoing topic, especially in politics, and could have changed this election by the mail-in votes being changed and getting lost. The media is making the pandemic worse, so it seems bad for the President and blaming it on him. But, no matter what this would do, there is not much anyone could have done. Through the election, Biden was talking about COVID-19 and how he was going to stop it if he was elected, which also changed some people’s minds. 

Overall, this pandemic shouldn’t have been as big of a deal as it is portrayed to be because of the media. We have the flu that comes around every single year that does just as much damage and we continue to go to school as normal. We don’t have to wear masks and everything is normal but a pandemic that supposedly has a survival rate of 98% shuts down everything and society. I’m not saying this isn’t a big deal, but it seems to be portrayed as worse than it really is. It seems to all involve politics, and it seems that some people would rather the U.S. go into a major pandemic than try to support one another and work together to get through it faster in order to go back to normal living. 

Even if you don’t agree on certain things, like politics, for instance, people should support whoever is elected as for president, governor, the Senate, anything. You should support them and when their term is up, if you don’t agree, just don’t vote for them. Just support them while they are in office to help them help us.