Los Angeles — These days, it feels like people don't acknowledge the existence of COVID. And I can’t help but feel a bit uneasy.
At this point, I’ve lost count of how many surges in COVID cases we’ve been through. But I know some of my friends have gotten COVID this year. And all of them have told me that it’s the worst feeling in the world.
I’m in my high school marching band. And because of how often band members interact with each other, it’s quite dangerous if someone gets COVID. Even though everyone is outside, we’re on the football field for eight hours a week. With so many band kids currently sick, I’m worried for my health and safety. After all, my parents and I are all at high risk for serious symptoms if we contract COVID. If we get sick, there is a chance we'd need hospitalization.
Instead, I'm encouraging my friends to be mindful of their surroundings. There are a lot of people that we have to interact with. And it's crucial to be cautious and considerate of everyone’s health in our communities.
LaVie Saad (she/her), is a biracial high school student and aspiring writer from Los Angeles, California.
Edited by Amber Ly