Russia’s government lifted its lockdown restrictions, despite having the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases. Officials and the media are suspected to have used fake data to lift the lockdown and hold a national constitutional referendum to extend Vladimir Putin’s term limits.
Life goes on each day with current events that happen to miss the front pages of any major news company. Regions around the world are marginalized or forgotten such as Oceania and Central Asia primarily in Western-based media and that probably won’t change. What can change is the news we prioritize and lay importance to; it’s time to open our eyes to a world larger than the UN Security Council chair holders.
The United States CDC proclaims in its mission that it “saves lives and protects people from health threats.” However, at this time of global instability, the CDC has failed to live up to its promise of inclusivity and protecting all United States citizens. guidelines surrounding COVID-19 have neglected to recognize systemic injustices in public health, leading to some minorities facing a far greater challenge in protecting themselves from the virus. In fact, many restrictions have even been harmful to these groups.
In this period of quarantine, self isolation and complete lockdown in many parts of the world, students have to spend a lot of time at home, raising concerns about reduced productivity and ultimate boredom.
Despite the unprecedented circumstances, students have found ways to keep themselves engaged, get into new routines and get started on new ambitions.
While a lot of people around us are using their time at home to develop new skills, it is also completely okay if some are not being productive or trying something new. We all have different coping mechanisms. Sometimes just relaxing and not having a total breakdown is the biggest accomplishment!