Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.
As COVID-19 is uncharted territory for us all, one wrong move could easily put the U.S. in a more dire situation than we're facing already. Many Americans are worried about their mental health, financial situation, and the other consequences that come with continued state closures.
My sisters nurse said the domestic violence incidents and patients coming in have gone up since quarantine. And that my sister was the third case they had this week.— Shawna (@theshawnay) May 29, 2020
Anxiety is giving me a bit of a kicking today. I can see how bad this quarantine situation would be for someone whose mental health problems are worse than mine/ who doesn’t have decent coping strategies.— JSP (@_Jardy_) May 28, 2020
*tiktok voice* Quarantine is destroying my mental health check— kendra (@kendraaaleighh) May 21, 2020
I’ve been in quarantine since mid March. Lost my job and had to adjust to taking 6 college classes online while also stressing about finances so I could pay rent and eat + being severely depressed BUT “it’s been 8 weeks.” Realize ur privilege and move on. https://t.co/hBqDX9Cpau— Asha (@rabbitwhisper) May 23, 2020
My prediction is the negative consequences of distance learning for the kindergarten-age children will be one of the biggest indirect consequences of the COVID19 lockdown. These children need social interaction on a playground. #MakeAmericaFunAgain #MAHA— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) May 27, 2020
Quarantine has been so fucking bad for my mental health. I’ve been sad, exhausted, and moody for 3 days for no partical reason. I have worked so hard to get past these mental health hurdles and I feel like I’m just sinking back in. #selfcaretime— Siarra Redds (@SiarraRedds) May 21, 2020
The lockdown consequences are now showing the damage it’s caused to our cities and towns. Randolph just cut all art, music and gym from k-12 because of budget cuts. I’m sure police, fire and other town services will be next. It’s going to get real bad if funding doesn’t come back— Matthew Kelley (@mpkelley20) May 28, 2020
Anyone else drank a unhealthy amount of alcohol whilst I quarantine or am I just a mess— Jack (@J4CKMULL) May 1, 2020
I saw some1 post ab how everyone’s “unhealthy attachment” to the gym was revealed during quarantine & it’s been bothering me a little.. the gym is some people’s escape. How they deal with stress/anxiety. & it is a much HEALTHIER coping mechanism than what most ppl do.. dats all😊— Mckenzie Miller (@kennnzie_miller) May 27, 2020
Suicides are now beginning to outnumber COVID deaths in parts of this country because of the government's unreasonable lockdowns and inability for people to support themselves.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 22, 2020
The poor man on the Brooklyn Bridge isn't alone.. and we need to start pointing fingers at the cause.
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