“I am worried about the Coronavirus, but I think it is just a fortune of a person who gets it.” Many people are campaigning for “social distancing,” in order to prevent Coronavirus from expanding. They avoid contact with the outside as much as they can, such as refraining from going out and canceling or delaying appointments. However, some people, especially among the young, go out as usual and even go to clubs, bars, or PC rooms where many people go, without paying attention to social distancing campaign. According to their argument, it is boring to stay at home for a long time and their anxiety seems to have been relieved. I think this reaction could be caused since there is no confirmed person near them. Also, young people misunderstand they can overcome it even if they are infected with the virus. However, do not let your guard down and realize misunderstanding is just misunderstanding.
First, statistically, the confirmed number of people in their 20s exceeds 20 percent of the total, accounting for the highest percentage. Even though many of them are believers in Shincheonji, the fact that people in their 20s are infected, too, with the virus remains. Also, if they are infected, their family, friends, neighbors, everyone near them should be in danger. Any people who went to a place that the infected person visited would tremble with fear. Why do they take a risk which could cause catastrophe for just a momentary pleasure, saying getting sick is a fortune?
This is not a problem among youths. There are still many people who go to Han River or somewhere beautiful for flower viewing while the government intensifies and emphasizes “distancing.” Still, we can easily find lots of people outside, especially nowadays, where the weather is clear and flowers are in full. We all know staying at home all day long is so dull and stuffy. But, why we have to do so is for ourselves, our family, friends, everyone. Only when the efforts of each person are assembled can the virus be completely terminated. Stop blaming the government that they only highlight social distancing. Instead, criticize people who go out just for his/her pleasure, who make an antisocial meeting ignoring other people’s efforts.
Remember, the reason we take cyber lecture and work from home is to keep the Coronavirus from spreading, not to increase our free time. Spring comes again. We can go flower viewing and can hang out with our friends then. If we all try, the end of the Coronavirus will not be a distant future. In each position, do what we can do. Remember the medical teams, who are struggling against the Coronavirus even in this moment.
Lee Da-young firstname.lastname@example.org
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