Generation X, Millennials, and Gen.Z have taken to various social media platforms to express their thoughts and feelings on how they are staying safe, their coping mechanisms, and how they are acclimating to the new normal in an on-the-go America. However, there seems to be little coverage on Corona through the eyes of Boomers, so here are the thoughts and experiences of 5 Boomers.
From Orange Is The New Black, to Locked Up, to Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, it is clear that Americans have an affinity for crime-based shows, and media streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu are catering to the wants and needs of the masses. For many, the grittiness and rawness of the hour-long shows, keep many entertained and coming back for more each week. However, for those “inside” those sixty minutes are more like six years and do not come with a remote to change the channel or disconnect from the dysfunction. For inmates at incentivized correctional institutions, it is no walk in the park and the only silver lining for them is defunding private correctional facilities, a five billion sector.
Before, Kemp issued a statewide quarantine, many people were already socially distancing and self-quarantining. This is due to many people being aware, before Kemp’s address, that COVID-19 can be spread by asymptomatic people. Now that Kemp has forced non-essential workers to return home it has caused a great deal of stress for college students.
On March 27, news articles announced that the first animal had caught the virus. A cat in Belgium that more than likely caught the virus from a human. There is no actual evidence that humans can contract the virus from animals but ever since this news was heard worldwide, people have begun to turn their backs to their furry companions.
With election season kicking into overdrive, the American public can’t help but to cringe thinking about the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election. Although President Trump seems like a villain that everyone loves to hate, Trump’s job approval remains elevated at a steady 49 percent. More importantly, it must be noted that according to a CBS Poll, “65% of Americans feel that Trump will definitely or more than likely be elected. As much I would like to think otherwise, I too believe that it is very plausible that Trump could pull off serving a second term.