The Covid 19 Pandemic is Far from Over

Molly OConnor and Britt Brogna

Believe it or not, the world has been living in a pandemic for nearly two years. Covid 19 was initially reported on December 31st, 2019 in China. On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic . From then on, changing the world to how we know it today. 

Covid has now killed five million people worldwide as seen on CNN. On Monday November 1st, 2021 deaths from the coronavirus reached five million, creating another devastating milestone in this pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, the world did not know what was to come, over the next few years, now here we are still in the midst.

As it may seem like this pandemic has been slowing down, worldwide there has been an average of 7,000 deaths a day, reported by Joe Walsh on the Forbes staff. Even though people may not act like it today, this pandemic is far from over. We have made a normicily of wearing face coverings, social distancing, sanitizing everything, etc. The world we live in is far from what we would’ve considered normal back before December of 2019. 

The Covid 19 Death Poll stands at 5,000,425 as of November 1st, 2021, according to John Hopkins University. Experts say that the data is still under-counted. An empolemiolist, Denis Nash shared his opinion with us that the true global toll could be as high as twice the reported figure. 

The general assignment reporter of the New York Times, Daniel Slotnik shared that since the world hit four million deaths in early June, the rate of deaths have since slightly slowed down, even with the Delta Variant scare. From three million deaths, to surpass four million, it only took the span of two and a half months. According to the New York Times, Doctor Kucharski said that the actual number of dead would not be known for a long time. A quote of him being, “People need to be aware that it may take years to truly understand the toll Covid-19.’’  This pandemic is far from over, as the death rates still continue to climb.