Editorial: Virus in danger of getting out of control

Staff Editorial

Yes, this is another editorial about COVID-19.

This pandemic, whether you are tired of hearing about it or not, is the defining story of our time.

It has killed over 240,000 Americans and more than 1.27 million people across the world. And it seems to be getting worse, which seems unfathomable.

As a nation, we set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations Tuesday and have surpassed 1 million total cases already in November.

It has already been almost nine months since COVID-19 started altering our lives, and if you are not used to it yet, you better start.

We at The Daily Eastern News want to remind people to keep wearing masks and social distancing. Terms like “social distancing” and “quarantine” have become a part of our daily vocabulary this year, and hopefully that means we are more prepared to handle a surge like the one that seems to be happening.

Do not lose focus. This virus has already ruined so much and if we falter now, it will ruin so much more for so many people. It seems inevitable that tens of thousands of more people will die from this virus in the coming months, so make sure you do your part to make sure that you and your loved ones are not among them.